Written by Asha Hawkesworth and illustrated by Kristin Cooper Knutrud
What is life like for a tree? When you’re the oldest tree in the forest, you have seen a lot–and learned a lot. Walloo is the tallest tree in the forest, and it has experienced many joys and many dangers, from nurturing young wrens in its branches, to fire and the reckless destruction of the forest by man. The wise old tree appeals to its friends the West Wind, the Mountain, and Life for help during hard times, but they do not reply. Eventually, it will take a young girl to hear the tree and understand its message. As a result, Walloo becomes revered and discovers what Life is really about.