Friday, September 10, 2010

Picture Book: We Planted a Tree!

This eco-tale is a simple explanation of how one small act -planting a tree- can bring change to the world.

Bob Staake's stylized illustrations follow trees and families all over the world as they watch their tree grow from a seedling to a tree that provides food, shade, visual pleasure, and clean air.

These concrete examples of how a tree can help improve the environment will provide much-needed context for younger kids, who may not see the connection between a tree and the green movement. This is an effective and attractive title, and would work well in a preschool or kindergarten classroom setting as part of an ecology unit: just be ready to deal with a whole bunch or kids eager to go out and plant trees of their very own!

Ages 4- grade 3
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