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Redwoods by Jason Chin

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Again, another fantastic book by Jason Chin. In Redwoods, Chin tells about the history of the Redwoods of Northern California and how important they are to their location. I love how he explains how they grow and how they can sometimes create their own artificial rain to continue to grow during the dryer months of the year. I also love how in his illustrations he has a young boy reading this very book and escaping into his imagination of the Redwoods. Very creative.
  gmustain | Dec 8, 2014 |
This nonfiction book teaches young readers about important real life facts. For example, in this book it starts with a little boy riding a subway and he finds a book about the Redwood forest. He becomes very interested about the forest and decides to travel all the way there and climb into a redwood canopy. This book has a good moral or lesson because it teaches children about adventure and persevering for their dreams and goals. It is also a good book to read because it is based upon real life facts and you can incorporate it into your classroom by then transitioning into a lesson about the redwood forest.
  Jclark5 | Nov 11, 2014 |
This book had interesting illustrations. The book was along the same lines as the The Red Book. It was a fun way of showing the information being passed along. It also gave great facts for the Redwood trees. ( )
  jforrest21 | Sep 28, 2014 |
This is a very interesting book! It gives a lot of fun facts about redwoods. The book gives detail on the trees height, diameter, and even explain how they get water without rain! Then, at the end of the book it explains how the climate has changed since the ice age, and how it has effected the trees tremendously. ( )
  kfisher524 | Sep 21, 2014 |
The book Redwoods is spectacularly illustrated, and does a beautiful job of marrying the informational text with whimsical illustrations that show the grand scope and history of the Sequoia Redwoods in California. Not only is artwork itself very beautiful and realistic, the illustration actually tells it's own story within and alongside the written text, which is purely non-fiction information about Redwood trees. The art truly illustrates the journey inside the mind of a child as he reads about these marvelous trees for the first time as he takes the subway home in New York City. You can see the twists and turns in the way he interprets and imagines the material only in the illustrations and in a way that you could not gather from the text alone. The story is carried by the illustration, and not vice-versa.
  ameliagilbertson | Jun 5, 2014 |
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A young city boy, riding the subway, finds an abandoned book about redwoods. He finds himself in the very forest described in the book. After finishing the book, he leaves it for someone else to read.

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