Here is an original and exciting new look at the fascinating world of trees. One of the most beautiful parts of our landscape, trees are rarely seen close up because of their height. Stunning real-life photographs of leaves, flowers, fruits, and bark offer a unique view of trees, from their leafy boughs to their roots beneath the soil.
See a seed grow into a sapling, the changing colors of the fall, and buds bursting into leaves. Learn how a tree breathes, how to identify trees, and how bark defends trees from attack. Discover how the wind pollinates catkins, how rubber is tapped from tree trunks, and much, much more.
Review: Eyewitness Books are great tools for the classroom with their bright pictures, easy-to-follow layout and extensive supply of scientific facts. Tree proves no different offering close-up photography and careful labeling, almost like you’re observing the tree roots in real life. The book breaks up the topic of trees into more manageable mini lessons starting with a spread just answering the question, “What is a tree?” It moves on from there to cover “How trees grow,” “From bud to leaf,”"Seeds and nuts” and even “Tree care and management.”
The book dives into the life cycles of trees, how to count the rings of a tree trunk and how the leaves and needles develop. Every once and a while a historical blurb will emerge in the text, one on the spread talking about bark informs us about the early settlers making maple syrup from the sap in the sugar maple. The text does a great job of making the science of trees up-close and interesting and still connecting back to other subjects like history, and math (counting the rings on the trunk).
Kids will love the large, bright photos and all the labeling to satisfy their never ending questions. Teachers will love the impeccable organization that can be expected from the eyewitness books.