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Starting Life: Tree
Claire Llewellyn
Illustrated by Simon Mendez
Non-Fiction Picture Book (Series)
Ages 5 to 8
NorthWord Press, 2004, 1-55971-879-X
  All too often we go about our lives without really looking at the world around us. Do we ever stop to wonder at the beauty of the trees which make our world so lovely and colorful and which often give us fruits and nuts that we can eat? Do we ever think about how the trees came to be there and how they grew from a tiny seed?
  In this gorgeous picture book the reader will learn how a tiny seed grows into a seedling and how that seedling turns into a bountiful apple tree which provides a home and food for countless creatures. The reader will come to see how closely interconnected the tree is with the world around it, how it plays a vital role in the ecosystem. Wasps, butterflies, birds if all kinds, foxes, squirrels, and many other creatures all gain something from the tree’s presence.
  Presented in a chronological format, the author concludes by showing her readers what the tree and its surroundings look like in the different seasons. Interesting, sometimes lyrical, text in large print compliments the annotated full page artwork which is both lovely to look at and packed with pictorial information. 
 

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