Through the window, a resplendent coral tree comes to life. One morning there is a burst of orange crimson, and already the tree’s many admirers have arrived: babblers, a langur, a rat snake... Evoking moods as varied as the creatures that inhabit the tree, the text pulsates with the energy and warmth of activity. Photographs beautifully capture the tree in different stages of its growth through many perspectives. Interesting tidbits provide additional information about the tree.
In clear and succinct language that has a lyrical beat to it, the author informs the child about the tree, the various parts of the flower, its flowering cycle and its denizens.
-Shamim Padamsee, Young India Books youngindiabooks.com/bookrev/coral-tree