WINTER TREES BY CAROLE GERBER ILLUSTRATED BY LESLIE EVANS

WINTER TREES
WINTER TREES
Item# ISBN 978-1-58089-169-1
$6.95

Alone in the snowy woods with his dog, a boy discovers the wonder of winter trees, one at a time, in a big, quiet space. On every double-page spread, four lines of simple verse and bright linoleum block prints decorated with watercolor and collage capture the stark outlines and the details of what he sees, hears, and touches (Crunch! Our footsteps make the only sound). The botanical facts are part of the wonder (Trees that once had leaves are bare); he looks closely at six different trees, appreciating the bur oak's massive, intertwining limbs; a bird nesting in the trunk of the paper birch; the sharp needles (Ouch!) of the white spruce; and more. The blend of play, science, poetry, and art is beautiful; and notes at the back provide more facts about each tree. Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening will make a lovely read aloud connection. Paperback. 32 pages.