High in The Old Oak Tree
My book ‘High in The Old Oak Tree’ is an illustrated picture-book-poem all about a boy who climbs way up to the top of a huge, very old oak tree.
The book book shows what an ancient old oak tree is really like if you take the time to discover it’s secrets. Wolves hide deep in its branches and there’s a vast sea of tears sigh under its roots.
Some more images from the book:
The poem has strong rhythm, rhyme, and repetition that can be happily turned into actions with children.
Quite a few schools have used my poems like this.
Here’s an extract:
“In the dancing shade of the high oak tree
I climbed through the afternoon,
I made my bed in its strong arms
Beneath the silver moon.
Bright distant silver moon.
I woke with the sun in the bright oak tree,
To see drifting clouds below,
I walked I sang I banged my stick,
And forgot to go home.
Happy on my own.”