Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Trees

Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Trees

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by Jim Arnosky
     
 
Jim Crinkleroot invites youngsters to come along as he walks through hard- and softwood forests. How do you tell the difference? Crinkleroot knows: it's the light and the air. His charts show the leaves, stems, and seeds that help young readers identify trees. Full color.

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Jim Crinkleroot invites youngsters to come along as he walks through hard- and softwood forests. How do you tell the difference? Crinkleroot knows: it's the light and the air. His charts show the leaves, stems, and seeds that help young readers identify trees. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
One of the few activities I recall from my elementary school days was the assignment to collect leaves during the fall. With Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Trees at hand, I would have had an easier time identifying the few I gathered together, for author/artist Jim Arnosky includes illustrations of leaves, seeds, needles, and seed cones in this easy-to-read-and-learn-from handbook.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Wise old Crinkleroot is back! He invites young readers to join him on a walk through the woods, where the friendly woodsman describes the differences between hardwoods and conifers. His explanations are accompanied by warm, detailed watercolor sketches depicting many different kinds of leaves. Crinkleroot also gives examples of the need for a rich variety of trees to provide food and shelter for wildlife, pointing out that even dead trees play an important role in forest ecology. How seedlings and saplings grow and factors affecting their development are also discussed. The wonderful illustrations and text work together to entice youngsters to get to know and appreciate the world around them. David Burnie's Tree (Knopf, 1988) contains excellent full-color photos and brief text, but is meant for slightly older readers. An engaging and most informative nature walk. --Barbara B. Murphy, Shaler Area School District Libraries, Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027058550
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
03/31/1992
Series:
Crinkleroot Ser.
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Trees 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
dh325 More than 1 year ago
The illustrations get major brownie points! My fourth grader took the book on a walk to figure out what types of trees we had locally. But the book is not just a dry re-telling of facts. There's a lovely paragraph on what it feels like in an evergreen forest versus a broad-leaf forest. I thne used that as a base for writing a descriptive paragraph about my child's ealk in the woods. And it was amusing to see that the 16 yr old was leafing through the book later... and checking out a tamarack to see if it really had scales! HIghly recommended!