One Day This Tree Will Fall

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The life of a tree is something youngsters probably don’t think much about. Sure, they know a tree grows from a seed, but they might well not realize how long the lifecycle is, how long it takes for a tree to grow and become a mighty forest denizen. This book tells that story as well as all the challenges a tree faces just to survive and what a community it becomes for insects, birds, squirrels, and more as it ages and is scarred and cracked open to form homes for these creatures. But more than that, when the tree finally falls—and it will—how it continues to be a valuable, contributing member of our Earth.

Author Leslie Barnard Booth tells the story of the tree in simple, lyrical text that will carry young readers or listeners along like a gentle breeze, but it is packed with information. This is all supported by gorgeous illustrations by Stephanie Fizer Coleman filled with wonderful details that will keep youngsters engaged. Back-matter includes a more comprehensive write-up of the tree’s lifecycle as well as a glossary and selected sources. This terrific book will educate without being the least bit didactic.

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Author Leslie Barnard Booth, Stephanie Fizer Coleman
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date 26-Mar-2024
ISBN 9781534496965 Buy this Book
Issue May 2024
Category Children's