Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Recommended Picture Book: The Busy Tree

Title: The Busy Tree

Author: Jennifer Ward

Illustrator: Lisa Falkenstern

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children's Books; September 1, 2009

Topic: Nature, Trees, Forest Animals, Ecosystem

Age: 4 - 8

Opening:
I am a tree, a busy tree....... come and see.

Summary:
This rhyming tale describes a busy day in a tree's life. From its roots to its branches and leaves, a variety of wildlife live in and around the tree making it their home.

Resources:
Curriculum Connection
What Trees Provide
Tree Crafts

Why I like this book:
The illustrations of this book are just amazing! They are done in oil paints and are just breath-taking and very representational of the animals in it. This book would do really well with young readers as it explains the ecosystem of a tree. The text is very simple and done in rhyme as it introduces young minds to the importance of trees and how they affect the lives of all the creatures who live in and around them.  

4 comments:

viviankirkfield said...

What a perfect picture book for an autumn day with little ones! Thanks for the activity list and for a great review!

Joanna said...

Love that front cover! This is a great way for even very young children to learn about ecosystems.

This Kid Reviews Books said...

Cool pick! I like the idea of the book and you have great activities! :)

Sandi Purdell-Lewis said...

This looks like a beautiful book. I bet my kindergarten kids will love it. Thanks for sharing it.

sandi