Tall Tall Tree
Written by Anthony D. Fredericks
Illustrated by Chad Wallace
High above the forest floor is a world few people know about. It’s home to hundreds of species and is only present where the coast redwoods grow. If the redwoods go, this environment goes.
The author presents the story as a counting book with gentle rhyme highlighting ten different animals.
A single soaring eagle
Against a sky of blue
Up through “ten spotted Ladybugs.” In the Explore More sections, detailed descriptions and fun activities make this an extremely educational experience.
The realistic illustrations show kids a world they might never see otherwise. He includes in each illustration an extra animal so kids will have something extra to spot after counting the stars of the show.
As with most books from this publisher, this is a great text to include in a classroom. In this case, one learning about nature, the environment, or redwoods in particular. Of course, parents might also enjoy reading the fun text and discussing the environment with their kids.
This is a wonderful addition to any nature library.
- Title: Tall Tall Tree
- Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
- Illustrator: Chad Wallace
- Published: Dawn Publications, September 2017
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Paperback, 32 pages
- Grade Level: PreK to 3
- Genre: Nonfiction, Nature, Counting
- ISBN: 978-1-58469-602-5
- Extras: Explore More for Kids, Explore More for Teachers and Parents, Activities on publisher’s website: dawnpub.com