Step 1: Get the plywood and trace an image of a tree. Cut it out!
Step 2: Attach 2x4's to the back of the branches to make the "shelves" for the book as well as the stand for it rest on. My brother's power tools and construction background come in very handy for these steps.
Step 4: Stand it upright to make sure it doesn't topple over!
Step 5: Make sure it looks good against the wall and with some books!
Step 6: Paint! This is so cute and fun and I am so impressed with that brother of mine.