Why Do Leaves Change Color?

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Most children have jumped into piles of leaves or helped their parents rake the yard, and everyone has wondered: Why do leaves change color? Activities that a child can do with leaves and even a list of places known for brilliant fall colors that readers can visit with their families is included. "An informative concept book."—BL.

Explains how leaves change their colors in autumn and then separate from the tree as the tree prepares...

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Overview

Most children have jumped into piles of leaves or helped their parents rake the yard, and everyone has wondered: Why do leaves change color? Activities that a child can do with leaves and even a list of places known for brilliant fall colors that readers can visit with their families is included. "An informative concept book."—BL.

Explains how leaves change their colors in autumn and then separate from the tree as the tree prepares for winter.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Bagel
This book offers children a lot in its clear, concisely written, impeccably illustrated story about the life cycle of leaves. Why are leaves green in the first place? How do changes in light and temperature affect them? Why do leaves fall from the trees? Maestro gives detailed yet easy-to-follow explanations. Several pages feature large leaf identification pictures-one reason why this book is a great family companion to bring along while in search of the actual specimens. At the back of the book are activities and places to visit to see leaves in all their glory. A "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" Book.
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Meet the Author

Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color? The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Loretta Krupinski is the illustrator of many books for children, including Dear Rebecca, Winter is Here by Jean Craighead George, The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats by Carol Greene, How a Seed Grows, by Helene J. Jordan, and her own Bluewater Journal: The Voyage of the Sea Tiger. Ms. Krupinski lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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  • Posted November 14, 2009

    Good Introduction

    My son loves this series and the Magic School Bus series. This series is less detailed than the Magic School Bus series but still informative. This book is colorful, it takes you through the seasons and talks about the trees and the leaves in each season. There are a two activities at the end of the book that help kids pay attention to leaves. Overall it is a light introduction to the process.

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    Posted September 12, 2010

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