Sunday, May 2, 2010

Who Will Plant a Tree? Jerry Pallotta

Illustrated by Tom Leonard
Sleeping Bear Press, 2010
32 pgs.
Rating: 3.5 ('cause I'm an info-freak and want a little more)
Endpapers: white (!)

This is a beautifully illustrated simple telling of the many different ways that trees get "planted" -- mostly naturally, by animals. Squirrels with acorns, bears and geese, dolphins and horses, beavers and monkeys, moose and ants, owls and pacu fish in the Amazon River, and camels and wrens. It ends (not the goat-type).

I wish there were a bit of information about germination, or the wind - but kids could take the book and add their own researched info as an afterword or author's-type note.

Tom Leonard's edge-of-page to edge-of-page illustrations are really wonderful.

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