Saturday, February 28, 2009

Winter Trees

WINTER TREES; Carole Gerber, illustrated by Leslie Evans; Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2008; Non-fiction.

Leslie Evans' crisp, colorful illustrations perfectly complement Carole Gerber's poems about a boy and his dog's walk through a winter wood. Sugar maple, bur oak, American beech, and paper birch are all pictured in prose and painting, showing how to identify trees by their structure when they are without leaves. Evergreens are also discussed. Explanatory pages at the end of the book discuss winter tree identification and provide pictures of various trees in wintertime. Suitable for young children.

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