There's a world teeming with life that very few people ever see. Take a peek at some of the animals that make their home in a Tall Tall Treea magnificent coast redwood. Count the critters, one through tenchipmunks chattering, bats roosting, slugs sliding, and many more. Tony Frederick's playful rhyme makes this a book young children will want to look at and listen to again and again, while early readers will enjoy reading it on their own. The turn of every page reveals a unique perspective on the redwood's many moods, illustrated with Chad Wallace's stunning colors. Enriching STEAM activities complement the content. Come discover and explore this wild and magic world!
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Anthony D. Fredericks is a veteran nature explorer. He grew up on the beaches of southern California and during summers camped (and swatted mosquitoes) in the Sierra Nevada mountains of eastern California. Later he attended high school and college in Arizona where he often spent his free time trekking through the Sonoran desert. Now Tony explores the hillside in south-central Pennsylvania where he and his wife reside and frequently hikes the mountains of western Colorado where his granddaughter lives. A former classroom teacher and reading specialist, he is Professor of Education at York College. As the author of more than 30 children's books (some about "buggy" things) he is a frequent visitor to schools around the country, where he shares the wonders of nature with a new generation of naturalists.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Magnificent book by Dawn Publications, which is complemented by the activities offered on the web and the video they recommend. Anthony Fredericks really writes this book with love and dedication, offering us relevant, interesting and engaging information about this endemic species of the Redwood forest. The illustrations by Chad Wallace can make you feel the humidity and haze of the forest, they are very beautiful. I'm falling in love with this editorial. Excellent material for educators and homeschooling.
This beautiful counting book is written in rhyme. A northern spotted owl welcomes everyone on the introductory page and he invites readers into the magical world of the tall, tall Redwood tree. Scientists have discovered a busy world on top of those gigantic trees. Its overhead canopy is one that is teeming with life unseen by human eyes. "Creeping, hopping, zipping Throughout the redwoods green Are many different creatures Who are very seldom seen. They live among the branches High in this tall, tall tree Insects, birds, and mammal, Let's count them - one, two, three." The author highlights ten species that make this high towering cover their home. Some that he has chosen are: the soaring Eagle, climbing Salamanders, busy pecking Woodpeckers, chattering scampering Chipmunks, sleeping roosting bats, slimy sliding banana slugs and spotted crawling Ladybugs, just to name a few. Kids can count, learn and discover and enjoy reading this book. It's very intereactive with words sure to expand their vocabulary. The author has cleverly included pages at the back to gleen more in-depth details of the majestic Redwoods and more animals to flip back through the book and find. Also present are guides for parents and teachers that provide activities and websites to pursue. The illustrations are truly amazing and beautifully crafted. The author has done a stellar job of raising the awareness of the Redwood's awesomeness and usefulness to creatures big and small. A truly gorgeous book that will be wonderful to add to your child's nature collection. I highly recommend this book. "Many other animals Sleep and eat and roam Up in this tall, tall tree- Their elevated home. The tree lives in a forest Close to the foggy shore. It's a wild and magic world- Come discover and explore!"