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Woods and Forests
My First Discoveries
Ute Fuhr and Raoul Sautai
Illustrated by Illustrated by Rene Mettler

Moonlight Publishing
August 1, 2013 / ISBN 9781851034215
Children / Non-fiction / Nature / Trees

Reviewed by Bob Walch

If you are looking for a good introduction to forests and the types of trees, plants and animals you will find in this habitat, I’d recommend this book. Not only is the difference between deciduous and evergreen explained but you’ll find representative leafs from some of the common trees such as the oak, beech, chestnut and poplar.

Looking at the forest floor you’ll discover illustrations of representative wildflowers ( foxglove, bluebells, wood anemone, etc.) and other plants (fruits and mushrooms) plus a sampling of insects. The authors also touch upon the way forests protect mountains by holding down topsoil and blocking avalanches during the winter.

This very sturdy book features transparent pages and a ring binding which means it will stand up to hard use. This would be an excellent way of introducing a study unit on trees or the importance of forests.

Reviewed 2014