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Out Of The Way! Out Of The Way! (2010)

by Uma Krishnaswami(Favorite Author)
3.4 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: In this lyrical story, a tree grow up, going with the development of the village. This tree was planted by a boy in the middle of a dusty path. While the village became more and more busy,and the street became a road, the tree became a giant. I like the style of the pictures. The illustrations, in pen-and-ink with vibrant blocks of color, have a traditional Indian folk-art feel. This is a great book to read aloud in class. Maybe, it is also perfect to timeline work. Let students list timelines about from baby tree to a wide spread tree, from village to city, and from a boy to a man. that is a funny process for finding the change around this tree.
review 2: A little boy sees a tree sprouting out of the ground and does everything he can to ensure it grows. As i
... moret grows larger and larger we see the town evolve around it. A sweet story that would do best read aloud. I can see using it as a teaching tool to talk about communities and ecology. I am not a huge fan of the illustrations. I think had the story been illustrated better it would have brought more life to the book. My 8 yr old didn't have too much too comment on with this story. less
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A story about how, even as time elapses, some things grow and stay the same.
A great story to remind us how important it is to slow down and enjoy life.
A dusty road and a sapling mark the passage of time.
Shows how the city grows around a tree.
The pictures are spetacular!!!!!!
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