Young trees with bark as smooth as a baby’s skin, older craggy-barked trees, trees with leaves of all shapes, sizes and colors-there is an incredible variety of trees. Some trees can expand to store water, others can live for five thousand years. Find out more about trees and how these living giants of the plant world grow, in this beautifully illustrated award-winning picture book.
"It is difficult to separate the concisely elegant text from the nearly lyrical illustrations in this distinctive nature book...follow trees through the seasons."–The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Trees and how they grow are the subject of this clear, handsome introduction. ...science students as well as nature lovers will find facts here and a quiet sense of wonder."–Booklist
"A verdant testimony to the noble plants that shade our lawns and line our streets. Using sidebars..Dorros sets forth interesting details-e.g., how a baobab stores water-without interrupting the flow of the main text...Schindler's illustrations portray it so vigorously that readers will almost hear leaves rustling overhead. Readers will be exploring woods, sidewalks, and yards-anyplace there are trees-with new eyes."–Kirkus Reviews
Awards & Honors
- Book Award Winner 1998, American Horticultural Society
- Orbis Pictus Honor Book 1998, National Council of Teachers of English