Before We Stood Tall is a book with expressive text and art to tell the story of the life cycle of trees as it has never been told before --- in reverse. Here's a poetic depiction of the life cycle of trees, told one step at a time, based on newly researched information. In simple but evocative text, each step is introduced with "Before . . .," making for a rhythmic telling.
For example, "Before we stood tall, we clothed ourselves in bark and crowned ourselves in leaves, waving eagerly at the sun."
In a unique twist, the book highlights the underground network of roots and fungus that connects the forest. Trees and their cycle of life have never been more beautifully --- or more lovingly --- celebrated.