"I have a secret tree fort, and YOU'RE NOT INVITED!" When two sisters are ushered outside to play, one sits under a tree with a book while the other regales her with descriptions of a cool fort in a tree that grows ever more fantastical in the telling.
What will it take to get the older sister to look up? The promise of a water-balloon launcher in case of attack? A trapdoor to stargaze through? A crow's nest from which to see how many whales pass by or to watch for pirates? Or the best part of all, which can't be revealed, because it's a secret?
"The younger girl wants to play, but her big sister ignores her. After much pestering but with no success, the younger sister attempts reverse psychology, detailing an incredible tree fort that her sister is not invited to play in. Her descriptions become more and more fantastical, with monsters, pirates, whales, and mermaids populating the pages, as she tries to entice her older sibling to play. The conclusion is a fun and greatly satisfying surprise....This is a familiar and fun story, and a good resource for children with siblings." — Gretchen Crowley, School Library Journal
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