THE FOREST IN THE TREES by Connie McLennan
VERDICT An engaging read-aloud, peppered with plenty of facts for the scientists in the crowd.—Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA
School Library Journal
McLennan’s trunks-to-lichens tour of the redwoods takes readers on a vivid voyage of discovery…Thanks to the vibrant, earthy pictures, the redwoods’ immensity and swarming life of the canopy are the highlights. Backmatter aimed at sparking “creative minds” adds opportunities to consider further. A busy redwood outing that will nevertheless stir readers’ curiosity.
The Forest in the Trees creatively writes about the canopy of redwood trees which so few are able to see. The mix of poetic and catchy writing for a younger audience, as well as factual information for an older audience makes this book interesting and engaging for all ages. Everyone can learn something from this book. Ms. McLennan does a great job of capturing an accurate picture of life high up in a redwood forest.
Deborah Zierten, Education and Interpretation Manager of Save the Redwoods League ORDER THROUGH MALAPROPS