Dramatic watercolor illustrations . . . and an engaging text make this another outstanding nature title by the author of Desert Giant. Bash describes the life cycle of a tree that lives on the African savannah and the insects, birds, adn animals that rely on it for home, food, and survival. . . . The illustrations . . . are breathtaking.
--Kirkus, pointer review
Complementing Bash's calligraphic text are stunning watercolor illustrations [in which] she beautifully portrays the sparse African landscape. . . . A subject rarely treated in picture book format, this will make a beautiful introduction to the African ecosystem.
--Booklist, starred review