A father’s love is worth more than the best tree fort money can buy.


Kerrin's story of father-son love is endearing and warm-spirited.

- Kirkus Reviews

It's clear that the time Russell and his father spent together is their fort's greatest feature. Leng captures their loving relationship in a warm palette of watercolors and inks . . . Kerrin includes subtle moments of humor throughout the story line . . .

- Horn Book

Its message of what matters most—including love and spending time together—is one many readers will welcome.

- Booklist

[A] subtle, humorous picture book story in which author Jessica Scott Kerrin deftly explore the idea of 'keeping up with the Joneses' — and what that means when you're a kid with a tree fort. Of special note is how illustrator Qin Leng's lighthearted watercolor illustrations show the unshakeable bond between a father and son . . .

- Midwest Book Review

[A] delightful story about the genuine love between a father and son.

- Canadian Children's Book News

Together, artist and author affectingly construct The Better Tree Fort that has little to do with its exterior, and everything to do with the love contained within.

- Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW