Green Planet: Life in Our Woods and Forests – Moira Butterfield,  illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

   Green Planet: Life in Our Woods and Forests – Moira Butterfield,  illustrated by Jonathan Woodward,  360 Degrees, 9781944530976, 2019

Format:  Hardcover

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  4

What did you like about the book? Trees make snug homes for billions of creatures, trees create oxygen to help us breathe, and trees even help us make paper,  just like the pages in this book.  And so the reader is drawn into the world of Tropical Rain Forests, Temperate Forests and the Boreal Forest. Children will enjoy learning about the world of a tree, what it eats and how it survives in each different forest.  Beautiful illustrations intrigue us with the various wildlife there, both seen and unseen. The book ends with different “Tree-mendous” homes, ways that wood touches our lives and mention of replanting and sustaining Earth’s forests. Index included.  

Anything you did not like about the book.  no

To whom would you recommend this book?  Elementary teachers of science,  environmentalists and the conservation conscious. Parents and grandparents would find this a good shared read.

Who should buy this book?  School and Public Libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Juvenile Nonfiction

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  yes, if looking for basic current information about our forests and why it is important to save them from environmental harm.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Sandy Kelly, Retired: Carlisle  School Library, JV Fletcher Library, Westford, MA

Date of review:  9/21/2019


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