cloth, 48 p., $23.93
This is a delightful, beautifully illustrated and well-written book, taking the reader on a walk through a forest. In the course of the book, basic descriptions are provided about different kinds of trees, explaining their differences, growth and geographic distribution. Along with these explanations, the climate of North America is explained, with descriptions of each biome and the relationships of different animals and plants.
On a less global level, this book examines different leaves, twigs and wildflowers that form important parts of forests. The relationships among all of the organisms in a forest are described, including their dependence on trees for nesting, food and protection. This is a great introduction to forests for young people, and an asset for teachers and parents to teach the basic components of forests and their interrelationships.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, Chicago Botanic Garden