In a Nutshell by Joseph Anthony paperback
An acorn drops from a great oak and grows. Animals nibble at it, a fire threatens it, but overcoming many challenges it eventually towers high in the forest, observing the changing human scene below. Eventually its energy passes into many other life forms—even the cherry pie enjoyed by the boy in the house below.
Author Biography: Joseph Anthony and Cris Arbo are husband and wife who live with their four girls in Buckingham, VA. They have created two children's books with Dawn Publications: The Dandelion Seed and In a Nutshell. Cris is a professional artist who once was a vocalist with the London Symphony and the London Philharmonic. Among other things, Joseph has been a corrections officer and a traveling musician in the U.S. Navy.