This Tree Counts!

This Tree Counts!

Book - 2010
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Before they begin planting new trees, Mr. Tate tells his students to listen closely as the lone tree behind their school counts out ten ways it serves the needs of different animals.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Albert Whitman, c2010.
ISBN: 9780807578902
Branch Call Number: E FORMENT
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Snow, Sarah - Illustrator


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SPL_Childrens Apr 20, 2012

A lone tree stands behind Oak Lane School. It stands there quietly, but if you listen closely, it has stories to tell - ten stories of the little creatures that call it home. An owl, two spiders, three squirrels, four robins, five caterpillars, six ants, seven crickets, eight flies, nine ladybugs, ten earthworms live and raise their families in the branches of the tall oak tree or among its roots.
Not only is this tree a necessary source of shelter and food for all of these creatures, it provides shade and beauty for people. Also, this tree, like other trees, “washes” the air by taking in dirty air and sending out fresh oxygen to breathe.
Mr. Tate’s class at Oak Lane School listens closely to the tree’s happy tales of the many creatures that live and play among its leaves and branches, but they also discern that something is missing. The stately oak has been the only tree behind the school for many years, and it needs other trees to help it with its work.
Mr. Tate’s students decide to plant ten more trees behind the school, knowing that this is one way in which they too, can help our world.
This Tree Counts is another positive children’s book about the environment that will leave readers and listeners with a sense of hope for our world.
Happy Earth Day to all on April 22!


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SPL_Childrens Mar 28, 2011

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SPL_Childrens Mar 28, 2011

When Mr. Tate’s class observed and listened closely to the only tree left behind Oak Lane School, they learned that it was home to many creatures … one owl, two spiders, three squirrels, four robins, and many more. The students learned that wildlife and people need trees in many ways, and that trees also need our protection. They decided to plant more trees as new friends for the oak tree!


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