“I wish I’d learned as a child to know which tree is which!”
How many times have I heard that cry from so many people while leading walks?
After the sell-out success of her book The Remarkable Trees of St Albans Kate Bretherton was inspired to write Hello Trees. These beautifully illustrated books introduce children to trees as individuals – and to the fun to be had exploring nature and the outdoors.
There are 10 pocket-sized books to collect and, with the help of a dormouse one can follow each tree through the seasons and learn to use six key identifiers; tree shape, bark, bud, leaf, flower and fruit. Every set of 10 books comes in its own presentation pack and with a free tree identification chart.
• The set focuses on trees that are common in urban as well as rural areas;
Ash, Beech, Birch, Crabapple, Hawthorn, Holly, Horsechestnut, Larch, Lime, Oak
• Each pocket-sized book contains extraordinary detailed and beautiful photographs by Donato Cinicolo, professional photographer and Hertfordshire hedge-laying champion.
• A useful teaching resource for National Curriculum science and cross-curricular work.
The books are clearly well researched and presented. Ideal for children working in pairs.
Available from Waterstones or directly from Kate Bretherton; (email@example.com or http://www.tree-talk.co.uk) at the more advantageous price of £2.99 per book with no charge for postage, or £22 + £2.80p&p for a boxed set of 10 with a free tree identification chart.