The Book of Amazing Trees (Hardcover)
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
Discover the incredible world of trees in this interactive, fun-filled guide for young readers, where fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations abound on every page.
Did you know that gingko trees have been around since before the dinosaurs? Or that trees can communicate with each other through fungi in the ground? The Book of Amazing Trees is a comprehensive guide for young readers, covering the basics of tree anatomy, photosynthesis, the role of flowers, and more, while sharing amazing facts from the most up-to-date research about trees. Young nature-lovers can put their knowledge to the test with interactive quizzes, detailed seek-and-find scenes, and hands-on activities, like how to grow a tree from a seed yourself. This follow-up to The Book of Tiny Creatures is perfect for budding naturalists and children with a growing interest in the natural world.
About the Author
Nathalie Tordjman is a Paris-based journalist specializing in nature and the environment. She is the author of more than forty books, including The Book of Tiny Creatures, and writes for numerous publications.
Julien Norwood is a French author and illustrator educated at the Museum of Natural History in Paris.
Isabelle Simler lives in Paris, and is the author and illustrator of several pictures on nature.
"Interaction is the key to learning and The Book of Amazing Trees packs in so many opportunities, section after section, to spark curiosity and inspiration….the material is approachable with clever design surprises on every page.”
- New York Journal of Books,
"An invitation to fall in love with trees"
"From France, an encyclopedic encomium to trees….Throughout, text and layout are accessible and engaging, with a variety that includes straight facts about leaves, growth, reproduction, and communication, as well as activities such as multiple-choice quizzes and directions to figure out a tree’s height. The art is a great boon, exuding an aura of reverence in its careful details and coloration. Interspersed seek-and-find pages are an exemplary collaboration of art and text that encourages readers to use observation skills to learn additional arboreal information....Worthy leafing."
- Kirkus Reviews,
"In four information-dense chapters, this French import explores tree structure, growth, reproduction, and products. A fifth section surveys some unusual tree species. Interested readers will come away with a solid grasp of botanical vocabulary and biological processes, including tree self-defense and communication....The in-depth treatment may limit the book's audience, but for tree-lovers feeding a passion, it will be welcome."
- The Horn Book Guide