Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Picture Book Wednesday: Who Will Plant a Tree?, by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by Tom Leonard
Pallotta is one of the more prolific authors of children's nonfiction these days, and fortunately he is not one for whom quality drops off as time goes by. Who Will Plant a Tree is an easy, interesting read, chock full of facts. Creatures throughout the animal kingdom (ending with children in a classroom) 'plant' different types of trees as they move through their everyday lives. In addition to the different ways animals help seeds travel, we see the different shapes and sizes a seed can come in, from juniper berries to chestnut burrs to coconuts. Leonard's big, clear pictures complete the text, to make this an excellent read-aloud for any class beginning a unit on plants.
We received our copy from Sleeping Bear Press for review consideration. If you order one for yourself - which we highly recommend - and do so through the picture link above, we will receive a small portion of the proceeds, to buy more materials for our library.