Tell Me, Tree

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Tell Me, Tree
Series: Holidays & Seasons, Fall
Genres: Juvenile Nonfiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
ASIN: 0316309036
ISBN: 0316309036

Tell Me, Tree is a bright and colorful introduction to trees, leaves, and their inner workings. Trees shelter and surround us. Their leaves offer shade...

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About the Book

Tell Me, Tree is a bright and colorful introduction to trees, leaves, and their inner workings.

Trees shelter and surround us. Their leaves offer shade from the hot summer sun. In autumn, they dazzle us with color. In winter, they stand tall against a cold and snowy background. Trees may look solitary, but each one is teeming with life.

Tell Me, Tree is a child’s guide to the wide variety of trees that surround us, including how to identify them the structure of trees, with cut-away illustrations and labels. The book also includes an explanation of photosynthesis and a special section on how to make a tree identification book of your own. Tell Me, Tree, is the perfect read for nature-lovers year-round.

About the Author:

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to “The Washington Post,” “Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.” She lives in Vermont. Her website is

A Few Reviews:

“This inviting, oversized book lives up to its subtitle. The large watercolor pictures, peopled by children of various ethnic backgrounds, make it a perfect book for classroom sharing. Gibbons discusses the parts of the tree and their functions, types of fruits and seeds, kinds of bark, and uses for trees. She includes a discussion of photosynthesis and gives directions for students to make their own tree identification books. Relevant terms are highlighted in the text and identified in the illustrations.” – School Library Journal

Gibbons discusses the parts of a tree and their functions, the growth of trees, and the different types of trees. She introduces topics such as photosynthesis and the meaning of terms such as phloem and cambium. In the almost wordless section on identification, the shapes of 15 different trees are shown alongside close-ups of their leaves and bark. The book closes with a discussion of how trees are useful to people, animals, and the environment, and directions for making a tree identification book. The bright watercolor illustrations show cheerful children and adults observing, planting, using, and enjoying many kinds of trees. In this simple, informative book, Gibbons provides a basic guide that is sure to please parents and teachers as well as children” – Booklist

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