I Wonder Why Pine Trees Have Needles

I Wonder Why Pine Trees Have Needles : And Other Questions about Forests

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Which forests have the tallest trees? Why are rainforest trees like umbrellas? Where do koalas live? What are people doing to save forests? In this fascinating book, children will find out the answers to these and many more questions about forests and the animals, plants, and people who live in them. A wealth of information is backed up with stunning, high-quality artwork, fun facts, and lively cartoons.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 233.7 x 281.9 x 10.2mm | 430.92g
  • Kingfisher
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0753458616
  • 9780753458617

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Chris Gill - Children's Literature Do hummingbirds hum? Where do chewing gum trees grow? Why do reindeer shovel snow? You have just read part of the table of contents of this book about forests. Posing the topics as questions should encourage readers to turn to the appropriate pages to find the answers--I know that is the effect it had on me! And you can easily find answers here, whether it is information on different types of forests and trees or the critters that call them home or man's interaction with these habitats. Each two-page spread is about half text and half illustrations. The text is mainly set up as questions and answers. One two-page spread is devoted to a world map locating different types of forests (tropical rain, tropical dry, temperate broad-leaves and mixed, temperate conifer, northern conifer, and broad-leaved forest & open woodland). Thirty-two pages include a table of contents and an index. This is a paperback version of the 1997 hardback book by the same name. The "I Wonder Why" series includes over 30 titles such as "Camels Have Humps and Other Questions About Animals," "I Blink and Other Questions About My Body," and "Stars Twinkle and Other Questions About Space," 2005, Houghton Mifflin/Kingfisher, Ages 7 to 11.show more

About Jackie Gaff

Jackie Gaff has over 20 years' experience in illustrated books for children. Previously a nonfiction editor, she is now a full-time author with a real commitment to, and enthusiasm for, creating books that children both want and are able to read. Gaff is also the author of three other I Wonder Why books: I Wonder Why Fish Grew Legs, I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow on Top, and I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold at Night.show more

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