THE SECRET LIFE OF TREES by Chiara Chevallier


Age Range: 6 - 9
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paper 0-7894-4760-6 This entry in the Eyewitness Readers series offers children the insight that the trees that surround them are among the tallest, heaviest, and oldest living things on Earth. Keeping the language simple and flowing, Chevallier explains the difference between deciduous trees and conifers, the parts of a tree, and how trees grow. The author also shows how trees provide habitats for other creatures, and explains in easy terms their life cycles. Full-color photographs help readers visualize concepts—a tree’s canopy, its root system—that might not always be obvious, or visible. The book is geared toward beginning readers who are just learning to read alone, and will certainly help them see both the forest and the trees. (Nonfiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-7894-4761-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: DK Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1999