When Bernie the bear and his other animal cohorts make a practice of extinguishing every fire that starts in the forest, they realize that the trees are choking out open meadows and not allowing berry bushes and other foods they depend on to grow. One day, an uncontrollable fire devastates the forest, and the animals mistakenly believe their world has ended. Soon, however, new growth provides them with a bounty of food, and they realize how important fire is to the health of the forest.
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Mike Donahue runs the climbing concession in Rocky Mountain National Park, and is the author of the best-selling The Grandpa Tree. Diane Grove is a graphic artist living in Denver.Review:
[This book] on fire ecology has the potential to become a sister publication of The Grandpa Tree...will help young children better understand and appreciate the true role of fire in many of our nation's forest ecosystems. (Michael T. Smithson, Chief of Resource Education, National Park Service (Olympic))
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Book Description Roberts Rinehart, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1570984204