The Things That I LOVE about TREES by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by Charlotte Voake

The Things That I LOVE About Trees 
by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by Charlotte Voake
Review Copy from Candlewick Press
Story: Part story of a tree, part non-fiction fact filled book for little listeners, The Things That I LOVE About Trees begins in Spring, with a child leaving her apartment, next to which a large tree is bursting into buds. Small chunks of text on each page add simple facts about trees. Spring trees are waking up, summer trees are shady, fall trees change colors, and winter trees are bare, allowing you to see all the branches. The final pages of the book includes an index and a note about the Plum-Tree that is featured in the book, as well as ideas for games, activities and art that can be enjoyed with trees.
Pictures: Charlotte Voake is an award winning British illustrator and author with a gift for creating simple illustrations that, with only a matter of lines, are filled with energy and movement. 
Why Read? Why Buy?: The Things I LOVE About Trees is a perfect book for pre-readers and little listeners. It's also a great way to introduce kids to non-fiction, with factoids on every page. Buy this book if you love trees, the work of Charlotte Voake and/or have littles ones who are budding arborists as well!

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