What is the tallest living thing? It’s not an elephant, or a giraffe, or even a blue whale. It’s a tree!
Trees are the tallest living things on Earth. But how do they grow to be so tall? Science writer Rebecca E. Hirsch presents a poetic introduction to the tree life cycle in Rise to the Sky. Accompanied by Mia Posada’s detailed collage illustrations, this book features the tallest tree species from around the world, including the coast redwood, the Sitka spruce, and the giant sequoia.
About the author: Rebecca Hirsch is an award- winning children’s author with a PhD in plant biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a scientist, writer, and educator who is dedicated to connecting kids to nature and helping them understand the world of scientific discovery. Her other picture books include Plants Can’t Sit Still and Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep while You Sleep. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with her family in a house surrounded by trees, none of which rise as high as the trees featured in this book.
About the illustrator: Mia Posada has a Bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has studied art in Florence, Italy, and illustration at Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. She also holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Mia enjoys combining her love of art and interest in nature. Illustrating Rise to the Sky brought back memories of exploring the coast redwood forests during her time living in northern California. Her other picture books include Plants Can’t Sit Still and Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg. She lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota, with her husband and three kids.
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2 thoughts on “PB Spotlight: Rise to the Sky: How the World’s Tallest Trees Grow up by Rebecca E. Hirsch, illustrated by Mia Posada”
This is a beautiful book that I can’t wait to read.
I loved their collaboration for PLANTS CAN’T SIT STILL, and this looks equally stunning! Looking forward to reading it!