IF I COULD CLIMB TREES by Jeff Minich (Lucy’s Library Review)

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by Jeff Minich

Illustrated by Renan Garcia

4 Stars


A little dog dreams of all the things she would see and the creatures she might meet– if only she could climb trees. On one beautiful blue-sky day, she imagines she’s climbed to the top of a tall tree. Once there, she discovers what life is like for the other creatures in the tree and then comes to find that they also dream their own little dreams. Together they picture a world where bugs have shoes for their little feet; birds have paws to bury treats; and yes, even four-legged Nuggies can climb trees! Moving between day and night, If I Could Climb Trees is a whimsical bedtime story that encourages children to explore their imaginations, dream bigger dreams, and see the world through the eyes of others.


Jeff Minich is the author of the Nuggies illustrated children’s book series. Created in collaboration with illustrator Renan Garcia, the series includes Daddy Forgot My Dinner (Vol. 1); All the Other Nuggies (Vol. 2); A Very Scary Pumpkin (Vol. 3); Oui Oui, Gigi! (Vol. 4); and If I Could Climb Trees (Vol. 5). You can learn more about the Nuggies book series by visiting http://www.getnuggies.com


A little pup wonders what it would be like to be able to climb a tree and see and do what others see and do that high. But then he thinks how much he can do and wonders if those friends dream about doing what he can do.

A cute book with bright illustrations that little ones would enjoy having it read to them. My opinion would be that this is a good book that 3-5 year olds would enjoy and understand the message that it is fun to dream.

The only negative I found was that the pages were a bit difficult to turn.

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