All About Forests by Mack Van Gageldonk


All About Forests by Mack Van Gageldonk

When you walk around in a forest you see trees everywhere. Trees, trees and even more trees. But do all trees in a forest look exactly the same? And are there any other plants in a forest? Which animals live in the trees of the forest? And on the ground? Do all forests in the world look alike? In this wonderful, big forest book you'll discover all about conifers, deciduous trees, tropical forests and so much more! An informative book filled to the brim with fun facts about the forest and nature


A great read aloud and the interactive questions are perfect. -- Emily Harris, Youth Librarian, Siouxland Libraries A treat to read. It is full of engaging questions and comments beside photos meant to draw children in the way a storyteller would. Each chapter is brief and packed with facts and lush photos. This is the kind of book child could pick up, explore a bit, and come back to later. -- Jessica Rodrigues, Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library ...showcases all the different parts of the forest in an easy-to-understand and interactive way. A child will have no problem differentiating between a coniferous and deciduous tree after reading this book! It's filled with both photographs and illustrations, which makes it interesting to look through...Each spread features a fun question to help the child process the information they just learned. This book encourages the child to experience the forest for themselves, and maybe even play a game of hide-and-seek! This would be a lovely book to read to your child before taking them on a trip to the forest. Taryn Villarreal, The Overly Attached Reader A great book to use when teaching about different habitats and animals ...[and] good ... to use in a science lesson. -- Carla Johnson-Hicks, Elementary Educator A fun and informative book. It's easy to read and is packed full of images. It has information on the different trees and animals you can find in the forest and helps you learn about them in a fun way. -- Donna Maguire, Donna's Book Blog Filled with cleverly done illustrations overlaid on photos to keep a child's interest, it encourages interaction and observation on each page, applying their new-found knowledge while they count, analyze and think...It explains about all parts of a forest through the changing seasons: types and parts of trees, plants, and the varied wildlife living in and under the trees and in the water. There's even a section for forests around the world. - Hilary Carter, reviewer

About the Author

Mack van Gageldonk is a graphic designer, an illustrator, photographer and the author of the award-winning Baby, Where Are You? and Mommy, Where Are You?(both named Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice Best Books of the Year), Vicks, The Polar Bear Cub, as well as Countries and Celebrations. He has a special interest in animals, and has been working with the Rotterdam Zoo for many years.

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80 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

13th September 2016



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