Big PB Planet applause for Tom's Tree by Gillian Shields, illustrated by Gemma Raynor (Good Books, 2009). When Tom plants a tree seed in his garden, he dreams of fruit and tree houses and all the childhood adventures he can have once he has big, strong tree of his own. But little trees grow more slowly than little boys, who eventually go away to have grown-up adventures instead. Yet little trees are patient, and one day, Tom returns with a little boy of his own... Raynor's skilled-but-simply-drawn, cheerful artwork nicely complements the innocence of this sweet tale. Zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring it back to your home planet today!