Arbor Day (Rookie Read-about Holidays Series)

Arbor Day (Rookie Read-about Holidays Series)

by Kelly Bennett

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Children's Literature
The "Rookie Reader" series includes more than two-dozen "Rookie Read-About Holiday" books. The text opens with a picture of kids planting a tree and readers learn that "arbor" is another word for tree. J. Sterling Morton was concerned about the vast number of trees that were being cut down each year and it is through his efforts that the holiday came about. Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, but the celebration varies depending on the best time of year to plant trees in the area where you live. The importance of trees to our well-being is enumerated; they provide oxygen, fuel, shelter, food source, and paper. Full-color illustrations are found on each spread and really do help readers understand the information that is presented. Suggested activities include painting pictures, studying a variety of leaves and planting seedlings. There is a picture glossary entitled "Words You Know," an index and a very brief mention of the author. 2003, Children's Press/Scholastic,
— Marilyn Courtot

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Rookie Read-about Holidays Series
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 7.29(h) x 0.31(d)
290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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