Quick! Before apple season ends, add Christie Matheson’s Tap the Magic Tree to your classroom library. This is a great book for English Language Learners or students who see speech pathologists to read aloud to their kindergarten book buddies not only because the text is sparse and simple, but because it’s fun! And the best part is, just like the book states, the magic “begins again” in the spring. So when the winter doldrums set in and you need a burst of color, set this book on the shelves again and brighten everyone’s day.
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