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Home Sweet Tree

Home Sweet Tree

by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The cover of this book depicts a tree squirrel looking out of its hole, but at first glance it looks like a rabbit in a tree. In this very early nonfiction reader, the text begins appropriately by describing a tree and noting that animals that live in trees are called arboreal. The next sentence states that the most arboreal animals live in tropical rainforests, but the tree shown on the previous page is not part of a rainforest. A quibble, but it does appear inconsistent. Birds such as the toucan live in trees as do emerald boas, tree frogs, Jackson's chameleon's, howler monkeys, koalas, and tree squirrels. The text ends with a question and a quiz to test retention. There is a glossary, but no references or index. The pictures are excellent, but featuring a tree squirrel in a prairie like setting seems in conflict with this statement about arboreal animals being found mainly in the rainforest. Like other books in the "Sandcastle" series, the reading level is indicated by the number of flags flying on the Sandcastle. This particular book is identified as a transitional level reader in the "Animal Homes" series. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
Animal Homes Series
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Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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