The Book

When a boy is sad because he has nothing to play with, he finds a wild adventure in an

unexpected place. As it turns out, a tree can be anything you want it to be. ‘The Boy and the Tree’ is a picture book that tells the story of the playful potential of trees. It’s written by Marleen Lammers, illustrated by Anja Stoeckigt, and published by Penguin Random House South Africa.

“The Boy and The Tree is the kind of book I’d want my future kids to read. Its imagery and

message are so captivating that I literally went to visit and climb my favourite childhood tree! Every

kid should have a favourite tree.”

- Jeremy Loops