Monday 14 December 2015

Tree Matters by Gita Wolf, V Geetha and Gangu Bai (Tara Books)

One of the most attractive books we've seen in a long time, the marvellous "Tree Matters" carries an important message of how vital our plant life is to us and the animals we share a planet with. Let's dive in and take a closer look!
The Bhil people are one of India's oldest indigenous communities and in "Tree Matters" Gita Wolf, V Geetha and Gangu Bai collect together the wondrous Bhil art style with a selection of fantastic tales centred around trees.

To the Bhil people, nature and the natural world is part of a whole rather than a separate entity, and their core beliefs are that every element is vital to the well being of all the inhabitants of our planet.

Myths and legends are passed down from generation to generation ensuring that stories last forever, and in "Tree Matters" they're recorded in the classic Bhil art style consisting of bright colours and intricate detail built up from tiny dots of paint.

Flicking through "Tree Matters" is a hugely restful and enjoyable experience and a vital way to experience another culture's unique stories and heritage. A truly beautiful book experience, we love it!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Tara Books)

"Tree Matters"

Written by Gita Wolf and V Geetha

Illustrated by Gangu Bai

Published by Tara Books

Publication Date: 1st May 2015