Nature all Around: Trees by Pamela Hickman. PICTURE BOOK. Kids Can Press, 2019. $18. 9781771388047
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
This book features information about trees; their types, their leaves, their lives through the seasons, life in a tree, and tree watching. There illustrations are simple and bright, with lots of fact boxes, close ups, and fact points.
This is a charming book that many adults would think is absolutely adorable, especially the artwork. However, I really think young students will be fairly bored, the text is sort of dry, and the illustrations are highly stylized and feel like they might belong more in a story than an informational book. I highly recommend something like: Amazing Plant Powers by Loreen Leedy. It features real images combined with cartoons, it fun and interesting and highly readable for young students.
Reviewer: Stephanie MLS & Author.