Ferocious winter winds blow through a forest of coast redwood trees.
Branches clatter. Twigs break. Limbs careen down, down, down. A giant redwood bends from the force of the wind.
The giant tree falls, broken, and the forest floor trembles. Clods of dirt and chunks of wood fly hundreds of feet.
Then…quiet. Just a whisper of wind. Just a rustle of leaves. Just a chirp from a bird. Then the sound of rain drip, drip, dripping
on the ground for months. Until dewy spring air wakes the forest and…
POP! A tiny tree, no bigger than a pinky finger, sprouts from the stump of the fallen tree.
Copyright © 2018 by Carrie A. Pearson (Author); Susan Swan (Illustrator). All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.