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Redwoods by Jason Chin

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This bbok was incredible. I am absolutely planning on going to see the Redwoods as soon as I can! ( )
  bburton131 | Jun 19, 2016 |
A boy riding the subway finds a book all about the redwoods. He learns so many amazing and cool facts. They are as old as the Jurassic period and can survive fires. USES: to teach about the redwoods. GENRE: informational. MEDIA: watercolor and colored pencil
  Adrinnon | Mar 18, 2016 |
This historical fictions starts off by talking about how old the Redwoods are and how the dinosaurs occupied that land. We are informed that the Redwood trees are the tallest living thing on the planet and can live for 2,000 years. The trees are so wide at 29 feet it can be used for a car tunnel. Red woods can sprout from old stumps. They introduce s to the idea of tannin. A chemical that helps the trees fight off infections and infestations helping it live so long. Redwoods are very good at defending themselves. They can even live through fire! This book contains endless facts about the Redwoods as a boy travels through it. It would be great to use this in a lesson during the primary grades.
  dluby17 | Feb 25, 2015 |
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 |
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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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