Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We Planted a Tree

We Planted a Tree
written by Diane Muldrow; illustrated by Bob Staake
(Golden Books) 2010
Source: Mebane Public Library

"We planted a tree and it grew up, and so did we." We Planted a Tree is a poem that illustrates the connections and dependence between humans and trees. Young families around the world plant trees and watch them grow and see the benefits of planting a tree. In one part of the world, fruit is provided while across the globe another tree is keeping the soil from blowing away and keeping rainwater in the earth.

If you have a plant unit in science or are looking for a great read aloud for Earth Day, you should find a copy of We Planted a Tree.  Diane Muldrow's poem sneaks up on you with plenty of science information when you think you are only reading a poem, while Bob Staake's illustrations explode with vivid cartoon colors. A preview of the book is located below.

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