The Bottom Line
- Kids immediately start learning about forestry and silvics.
- There is more than ample use of helpful and explanatory graphics.
- Great attention grabbing quizzes and stories are interwoven with facts about all U.S. state trees.
- A brief section glamorizing tree-sitting as a means of preserving trees.
- Excellent learning material made just for an outdoor adventure with children.
- Feeds and cultivares the naturally-curious side of both kids and adults.
- Perfect interactive material for a teacher introducing the natural sciences.
Guide Review - Take a Tree Walk
The really special thing about "Take A Tree Walk" is its interactive nature. The book literally starts at the front door teaching things basic to identifying and appreciating trees. "Tree Walk" uses imagination to direct a child's thinking building fertile ground for budding botanists and foresters.
I am particularly impressed with what is taught to include quick ways to determine age and height and key markers used in tree identification. "Tree Walk" includes several forester-tested tricks of the trade.
Sadly, this book was not available when my kids were younger. (Paperback; Stillwater Publishing; ISBN: 0970975414)