A Little Guide to Trees by Charlotte Voake
  

Synopsis

A Little Guide to Trees by Charlotte Voake

What sort of tree did Robin Hood's bow come from? What pine tree drops its needles in the winter and how did the monkey puzzle get its name? These are just some of the wonderful facts that you'll discover inside this book. Trees give us shade and the oxygen we breathe, like tall green giants that watch over us. And they are beautiful! Use the delicate illustrations and simple text to help your child identify the trees they see every day, whether they live in the country or the city. This book is a wonderful way of encouraging a child to interact with their environment, helping them to respect and protect the trees that surround them.

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Voake, whose charming drawings have a touch of Edward Ardizzone about them, has written a marvellous book about how to grow, measure and identify trees -- Kate Kellaway Observer The watercolour illustrations are mini works of art ... Pure delight, we loved it! Highly recommended! Hot Brands Cool Places It would make an excellent gift for a child (or an incompletely educated adult like me) and is a must-have resource for all environmentally aware schools School Librarian An attractively illustrated introduction to this subject, combining instructions and ideas for getting to know trees better, in which watercolour illustrations capture the form and beauty of each variety. The trees are well chosen - even the most urban of children won't have to look far to find a tree that they can look up at. Junior Education Plus

About the Author

Charlotte Voake

Charlotte Voake is a distinguished and much-loved illustrator of children’s books. She was born in Wales and studied at the University of London. Her first illustrations were published while she was studying there in 1978. She has won the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Smarties Book Award twice. She has been shortlisted for both the Kurt Maschler Emil Award and her picture book, Ginger, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and won the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award. Charlotte visited Mount Caburn while preparing the illustrations for this book, and found it "an extraordinary place. I could well imagine Elsie Piddock skipping there with Andy-Spandy, Flea-Foot and Heels-o'-Lead. The atmosphere is magical." Read more about the author here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Charlotte Voake
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Publisher

Eden Project Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th May 2011

ISBN

9781903919828


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