Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Toni Yuly
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Jelly Bean has long legs, a long neck and a long tail. She loves to rest her head in the tall branches of the trees to nap. One day, when Jelly Bean woke up from a particularly long nap, she discovered a bird nest on her head. Jelly Bean decides that she needs be a tree. So she stands very still, so still that her friends bring food to her until the baby birds hatch!
The art work for The Jelly Bean Tree is created by paper and digital collage of irregularly colored animals, the most notable of which is Jelly Bean the blue giraffe. While the story is cute, it doesn't seem to have a point. Jelly Bean takes a nap, has a nest built on her head and then holds still so it doesn't fall. Nevertheless, this books is still bright and silly to read, so children should enjoy it well enough.