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Title:
Crinkleroot's guide to knowing the trees
Author:
Arnosky, Jim.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
An illustrated introduction to trees and woodlands with information on how to identify the bark and the leaves, the many ways that animals use trees, and how to read the individual history that shapes every tree.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.7 0.5 53708.
ISBN:
9780027058550
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library QK475.8 .A76 1992C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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An illustrated introduction to trees and woodlands with information on how to identify the bark and the leaves, the many ways that animals use trees, and how to read the individual history that shapes every tree.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. As in earlier Crinkleroot books, such as Crinkleroot's Guide to Walking in Wild Places [BKL Ag 90], the cheerful, long-haired woodsman guides readers through the wilderness, teaching nature lore along the way. Here Crinkleroot introduces the forest itself, focusing on the basic structure, growth, and forms of the trees, as well as on how they provide shelter and food for woodland animals. The artwork--ink drawings with delicate washes in spring colors--combines the likable, lightly comic figure of Crinkleroot with accurate depictions of a variety of forest plants and animals. The easy interplay of text and illustrations makes this an attractive, folksy guide to a subject that's in demand for school and camp programs. ~--Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-- Wise old Crinkleroot is back! He invites young readers to join him on a walk through the woods, where the friendly woodsman describes the differences between hardwoods and conifers. His explanations are accompanied by warm, detailed watercolor sketches depicting many different kinds of leaves. Crinkleroot also gives examples of the need for a rich variety of trees to provide food and shelter for wildlife, pointing out that even dead trees play an important role in forest ecology. How seedlings and saplings grow and factors affecting their development are also discussed. The wonderful illustrations and text work together to entice youngsters to get to know and appreciate the world around them. David Burnie's Tree (Knopf, 1988) contains excellent full-color photos and brief text, but is meant for slightly older readers. An engaging and most informative nature walk. --Barbara B. Murphy, Shaler Area School District Libraries, Pittsburgh (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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