~Written by Jannifer Powelson
~Illustrated by Kalpart
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Rachel and Sammy Learn About Trees by Jannifer Powelson is a wonderfully written entertaining and educational story that teaches children all about trees.
Rachel and Sammy are going on a class field trip. Their tour guide Doc Opossum will lead them on a nature filled adventure while helping them uncover interesting facts about trees. The students discover the different types of trees and also learn the purpose of leaves, bark and roots. Doc Opossum also reminds the students that trees produce many products that we use each day such as fruit and nuts as well as paper and building material. Trees are also vital in the production of oxygen which we need to breath and are home to many animals. At the end of the field trip the students use what they learn to identify a tree and if you pay close attention to the facts you can too!
One of my favorite aspects of the story are the actual photos taken by Jannifer Powelson which she uses throughout the book. This unique approach aides in providing a better understanding of the many kinds of trees that inhabit our world.
Kalpart does a fabulous job providing detailed illustrations that enhance the story.
I highly recommend Rachel and Sammy Learn About Trees. It is an excellent teaching tool and can be used in conjunction with Jannifer Powelson's other Rachel and Sammy stories for an entire nature lesson children will love.
Pick up your copy at www.amazon.com.