STORY LINE : A young lonely tree learns how friendships are formed through sharing with a young boy and creatures of the wooded plain. The tree encounters a difficult moment in the night, but the bond of friendship prevails. A caring crew of newly formed friends calms our worried troubled little tree....Read & Share an adorable storybook app with your kids for an amazing bedtime story!

Over 50,000 digital copies sold worldwide!

"Well thought out and engaging!" Educational Appstore
"5 STARS!" -
"(2) Kirkus Blue Star Awards" in counting for the Ayars Animation Development team!
"Top 15 iPad Book Apps – Most Exceptional Use of Animation" - The Digital Media Diet.
"Appysmarts Favorite' Badge Award honors

The Tree I See - A Message for All
All of us will encounter a dark moment during our lifetime, but it is important to remember that loved ones will remain nearby in our hearts, minds, and memories, whether visible or invisible. As the light shines through, we realize that our loved ones will never leave us and stay by our side through any difficult life event we may encounter.


Our story is for toddlers and children of all ages, offering elements to improve a child's "working memory" and re-call ability as they read. The Tree I See offers a consistent illustrative theme and gradual character integration, to maintain focus and build upon your child's literacy skills. Watch and enjoy your children, as they learn to read on their own while exploring our magical, engaging, fully interactive storybook. Fun for the whole family... This is a Storybook APP you don't want to miss ! Some are even calling our story a 'pre-quel' to Shel Silversteins - The Giving Tree.


Aridan Books is a member of PARENTS WITH APPs, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.

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Author & Director: Robert J Mascarelli
Illustrations: Frank Grau Jr.
Animation: Frank Ayars
Original Score: Julian Cisneros

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Upgraded to iOS 10

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

WeekdaywarriorMom ,

Excellent interactive toddler story

My kids love this before nap and bedtime!! It’s a great calming tool for my active toddler boys when they are grouchy, fighting, or overexcited. The quickly learned to interact with the story features and love “helping” to build the bird’s nest and the beehive. I wish there was more than one page for the”play” mode, because hey love that, too, but here isn’t much to do. They would love a full coloring page (similar to the rainbow) and more items to manipulate.

Evelyn Roman ,

Interactive book

This book is wonderful for toddlers and even young school age children. My 6 year old opens it every day, she absolutely loves it! Great buy!

Amanda Mascarelli ,

Fun with a theme!

The Tree I See has everything a kid could want in an ebook. It is a great story with excellent animation that includes interactive games that every child will enjoy playing as they read along. That is probably the part that my kids (4 and 2) enjoy the most. They are part of the story. Active participants in the adventure. As a parent I was very impressed with the theme and hope that my kids will call upon what they learned from this book later in life. I am also very pleased with the fact that a portion (10%) of every book downloaded from StoryBook Transitions or Aridan Books goes toward a specific charity. This purchase was a great way to bond with my kids, foster their learning, and support Autism Speaks.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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