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The Last Tree in the City

Last Tree in the City

‘Last Tree in the City’ is the story of a boy who lives in the city. Edward’s city is a place of concrete and cars, a world without colour, so every day he visits the last tree in the city and forgets the dull world around him. Then one day the tree is gone. Edward thinks of a clever way to revive his fallen tree, inspiring the entire city to follow his lead and understand that life is better with trees.

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After reading the book answer the following questions with a partner;

1. After Edward planted his piece of tree in the tricycle, the story says, “Then something wonderful happened…” What is the wonderful thing that happened?

2. Why does everybody copy Edward at the end? How do the people feel now that the city is full of trees? How can trees make us happy?

3. What do you think Edward will do when his tricycle tree gets bigger and bigger?

4. How has the illustrator helped to tell the story with colour? Why is Edward and the tree bright throughout the book when the background and buildings are dull?

 

Your task: Draw or cut out pictures of bright trees, plants and flowers. Glue them onto an A4-sized piece of newspaper, or onto black paper use rectangular pieces of newspaper to represent buildings in the background.

9 thoughts on “The Last Tree in the City

  1. Dear Miss Scarrott
    1- Everyone started to grow plants or trees in pots. They carry it around.

    2- Because without trees, there’s no colour in the city. Now, people feel happy and bright. They make us happy because they’re bright and colourful and if you carry a tree, you’ll be very bright
    3- Maybe he will donate it to another country who haves not much trees.
    4- Because the trees make you happy, but without one you’ll not be as bright as you think. He was bright because he go to the tree every day and it made him happy. But, when it’s chopped. He had an tree in his tricycle
    From Bruke and GaeSoe

  2. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    1. The wonderful thing that happened was that everyone started to carry trees around, and the city wasn’t anymore dull and boring, it was colourful.
    2. Because they notice that trees are important and give oxygen to make us live. Trees make us happy because of the fresh air they give us and they make us relax.
    3. Edward will make more trees grow from the seeds that fall off the current tree.
    4. The Illustrator made most of things around the tree colour less, but the tree is bursting with colours. The reason Edward and the Tree are the only colourful things is because they stand out with happiness.
    From Mark and Sam

  3. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    1. Edward started a new trend that inspired everyone in the city to take trees around in their everyday life.
    2. We think they copied him because he seems so happy and cheerful when he was carrying the tree around, everyone looks so happy and looks like there enjoying life and yes can make people happy because their colourful and put everyone in a good mood.
    3. We think he will take the tricycle tree out and plant in a park where he can see it. Then plant another one in his tricycle.
    4. The illustrators meaning on the story is “if we have trees around will be able to breath and be like Edward and feel happy and put so colour in the city”.

    From Jorja and Emma.

  4. Dear Miss Scarrott,

    The wonderful thing that happened was everyone started to carry their own tree and keeping it safe and the city has become brighter.

    We think maybe everyone copied him because they realised how important trees are around and understand that life is better with trees. They feel brighter, less dull. Trees make us happy by giving us that bright colour that makes our life much more happier.

    Maybe he’s going to move the tricycle tree somewhere safe and put a more smaller one to the tricycle so it’s a cycle and we have more and more trees.

    The illustrator helped the story by putting colours to Edward and the tree to display happiness while the rest were dark and dull. Edward and the tree was colourful since he felt more happier than ever.

    From, Dayday and Angela

  5. Dear Miss Scarrott
    1. Everyone was inspired to have their own tree, and the city was finally full of trees.
    2. Everyone realised that trees are important and keep you happy. Everyone looked very happy! Trees give colour to the city or where ever you are, and they also give us oxygen.
    3. We think he will plant the tree in the ground because he trusts the people not to cut he trees down.
    From Tanika and Samantha.

  6. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    1. Everyone was carrying their own tree, and being cheerful.
    2. We think everyone copied Edward because the tree brought happiness and colour to the city.
    3. We think that by the time Edwards’s tree gets too big for his tricycle everyone will respect trees in general, so he will plant it in the ground somewhere where he feels it will be safe.
    4. At the start the buildings are dull because there is no emotion in the story and when the trees came into the book there was bright colour because trees bring happiness and oxygen.
    From Gracie and Jess.

  7. Dear Miss Scarrott
    After Edward planted his piece of tree in the tricycle, the story says, “Then something wonderful happened…” What is the wonderful thing that happened?
    Edward planted the tree and then all the people done the same.
    2. Why does everybody copy Edward at the end? How do the people feel now that the city is full of trees? How can trees make us happy?
    It makes you feel happy and makes you glow.
    3. What do you think Edward will do when his tricycle tree gets bigger and bigger?
    Plant it were the tree was at first.
    4. How has the illustrator helped to tell the story with colour? Why is Edward and the tree bright throughout the book when the background and buildings are dull?
    Edward was bright at the tree and the rest was gray and gloomy because it shows emotions.
    From Jemma and Phoebe

  8. 1. After Edward planted his piece of tree in the tricycle, the story says, “Then something wonderful happened…” What is the wonderful thing that happened? Every one got trees.
    2. Why does everybody copy Edward at the end? How do the people feel now that the city is full of trees? How can trees make us happy? happy They keep us alive.
    3. What do you think Edward will do when his tricycle tree gets bigger and bigger? Put it in his back yard.
    4. How has the illustrator helped to tell the story with colour? Why is Edward and the tree
    bright throughout the book when the background and buildings are dull? To show how happy they are.

  9. 2. Because they can give a food and the people in the city can see colorful of the tree and make them happy.
    3. We think him going to grow new one
    by: Hser Eh Moo and Say meh

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