Sunday, February 22, 2015

As an Oak Tree Grows by G. Brian Karas -- ADVISABLE

Karas, G. Brian As an Oak Tree Grows. PICTURE BOOK. Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, 2014. $17.99. Content: G.

Shows 200+ years in the life of an oak tree, as the tree grows and the world around it changes. Includes poster. As an Oak Tree Grows is a great way to help students develop an appreciation for nature, and to see how the world's landscape has been altered over time. While the ending is bittersweet, it will likely leave sensitive students with plenty to contemplate. May be especially powerful when used in a lesson on Earth Day, Arbor Day, or some similar occasion.

EL -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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