Winner: The Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature
We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. Challenging the perception that trees are just 'silent statues', it focuses on four big ideas:
Along the way, you'll meet some of the scientists and explorers who helped uncover the mysteries of the world's oldest living things. You'll encounter the eccentric British professor who travelled the world for seventy years telling people how trees can save us, and you'll learn about the 9-year-old-boy who has a plan to plant a trillion trees to save the planet!
You'll also learn the science behind trees, including discoveries about how they 'talk' and why they are our best allies in the fight to slow down climate change. Explore tree wisdom from many different cultures and some famous and fascinating tree species, brought to life in a vibrant combination of illustrations and text.
Trees are essential to our world. Tree Beings is your guide to appreciating trees through the stories of people who love them. So strap on your hiking boots, and enjoy this informative adventure through the wonderful world of Tree Beings!
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 280 x 245 mm
This beautiful children's book ... is simple without talking down to its readers. * Good Organic Gardening *
For those looking for something extraordinary, full of facts, figures, challenges, information and education that will change their view on living things, here it is! * Kids Book Review *
A delightful and enriching exploration of tree heroes and saviours that will appeal to kids and adults alike. It is exquisitely illustrated. * Organic Gardener *
This book is utterly enchanting. It's somewhat unusual to find a children's book with a foreword from the best-known primatologist in the world, Dr Jane Goodall, but I can see why she lent her name to this collection of true stories about environmental change-makers.
Severgnini has an eye for detail and a wide range of abilities, which see her illustrations go from Brian Lovelock levels of technical detail, to exquisite biological sketches of chimp hands, fruit, and insects. * Sarah Forster, The Sapling *
The gorgeous oversized color illustrations are a fine plus in this appealing educational survey of the history and science of trees and their importance. * Midwest Book Review *
A wonderful and unique celebration of trees that will be sure to inspire young nature-lovers, fostering environmental awareness and a deep appreciation of the importance of trees. * Little Library Owl *
Incredible trees, incredible graphics. ... This is a book where you will become engrossed in stories, facts and a future. * Sue Martin, The Book Monitor *
Tree Beings is heaven for lovers of nature and books. * @iwona_and_emily *
I really enjoyed leafing (pun intended) through the pages of this one... a great addition to any nature loving family. -- Kerry-Lou * BookBeforeULeap *
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