by Jason Chin

Price at time of review: $16.95
40 pp.
Roaring Brook Press (New York, NY)
New York, NY
ISBN: 978-1596434301

Grade Level: K-2

Reviewed by CBC Reviewer

Finding a book about redwoods, a young boy goes on a imaginary journey from roots to canopy of these ancient and majestic trees. Primary readers follow the main character on his explorations to discover the structures in trees that have grown for thousands of years.

The accurate facts are embedded within a fantasy theme that makes this book one that you will want to read over and over again. The adventure is beautifully depicted by illustrations that will leave readers in awe, and scaled drawings will help them imagine size and scope. Additional information is provided to help teachers integrate this text into curricula on plants, forests, adaptations, or conservation. The book's content, graphics, and unique presentation earned it a place as one of the NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for 2010.

Review posted on 1/27/2010

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