Forest: A See to Learn Book
Published by: Groundwood Books Ltd
Imprint: Groundwood Books
Sales Date: 2019-03-01
Published: March 2019
24 Pages, 9.00 x 10.00 x 0.40 in, Full color throughout
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Forest: A See to Learn Book is the first book in a series of non-fiction picture books for very young children, using lyrical phrasing to encourage a sensitive perception of the natural world and a caring connection with it.
Through gentle questions, the text asks young readers to consider what they see and experience in the forest through the seasons — animal tracks, tiny creatures in the soil, birds soaring in the sky above, towering trees, shade and dappled sunlight — drawing local connections alongside those of a global sensibility.
Stunningly beautiful illustrations show a child and grownup exploring the forest, appreciating its beauty, learning its secrets and enjoying moments of wonder, all first steps toward developing a lifelong awareness of our interconnectedness to the Earth and our impact on the environment.
Key Text Features
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
This first in the See to Learn series is ideal for starting a dialogue about the natural world both at home or in the classroom . . . that will lead children to form observations and questions of their own. Kirkus Reviews
[T]his beautiful nonfiction picture book will be a useful jumping-off point for inquiry and land-based pedagogy. The illustrations are lush . . . School Library Journal