Cut-paper collage and a pair of cheerful woodland animals decorate this informative look at trees. "The book is a beauty and it can increase the reader's awareness of how important trees are to all life," said PW. Ages 2-8. (Feb.)
- Joyce Rice
If you have ever shared a dandelion with a child, and watched their fascination as the wind takes the seeds of the dandelion to far away places, you will want to own this book. The artist has used paper cutting to illustrate each of the verses, so it seems that a child has just left the scissors and glue. As the young readers share this book, they will be learning about different kinds of trees. Kids will learn how trees began millions of years ago, and about some of the oldest trees. They will see different kinds of leaves, and be able to experience nature as they match leaves in this world to the leaves in the book. Trees provide shade for humans and food for animals and they even sleep. An engaging book for young readers to share with an adult, but one that will also provide much information for the ten to fourteen year old reader. 1998 (orig.