Forestry examines all aspects of the industry, from the planting of new seedlings to the inner workings of a sawmill and a pulp and paper mill. This engaging picture book uses a combination of fact and fiction to introduce young children to the people, machines and environmental concerns involved in one of America's most important resource-based industries. The America at Work series fills a need for primary-level information on natural resources, and Forestry helps children appreciate the work involved in bringing forestry products to their homes.
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Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.
Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.
Pat Cupples is a children's illustrator whose many books include The Math Book for Girls and Other Beings Who Count and The Technology Book for Girls and Other Advanced Beings. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Grade 3-4-These picture books use fictional characters to present information. Farming introduces Nick, who lives on a vegetable farm in Ohio, and his cousin Karin, who lives on a cattle ranch in Nebraska. Both describe their family's particular type of agriculture, explaining the necessary chores, processes, and equipment. The watercolor illustrations show a variety of people at work and the labeled pictures help to introduce farm-specific vocabulary. Gail Gibbons's Farming (Holiday, 1988) gives a simpler, more general introduction to the topic. While this new book may have a limited audience, it is a clear and interesting overview. In the second title, Cameron's uncle takes him on a helicopter ride into the woods, where the boy learns about forestry, specifically in western Washington. The book explains not only the lumbering industry, but also the environmental concerns associated with it. The illustrations show the various processes described; tools and equipment are clearly labeled. An interesting and thorough introduction to the subject.
Janie Schomberg, Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL
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Book Description Kids Can Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111550744623
Book Description Kids Can Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1550744623