A Tree Is Nice (1956) doesn't have a plot; the book implies the hero/ine is any child who likes trees and especially the child who might plant a tree. Udry's delightfully simple subject-verb text—ideas strung together the way a child does—and Simont's charming pen-and-wash illustrations combine to form a beautiful expression of childhood. Notice the book's tall, tree-like format. While A Tree Is Nice has plenty of appeal to adult readers, children can find and remember interesting visual points of interest such as squirrels, fishing, games, swings, doghouses, and shovels. Happily this classic is still in print and easily available.