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Life in the Boreal Forest by Brenda Z.…

Life in the Boreal Forest

by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Other authors: Gennady Spirin (Illustrator)

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This book talks about the different animals that live in the Boreal Forest and what they eat and how they survive winters. It also talks about what happens when there are too many animals, like rabbits. In this story there were too many rabbits so all the vegetation was eaten and then the rabbits started dying because they starved. There were too many rabbits for the forest to handle. it talks about other animals as well, bears, foxes, birds and wolves.
  sabrenarose | Oct 28, 2016 |
Brenda Guiberson brilliantly unfold the many facets of the Boreal Ecosystem. Readers are guided through a plethora of facts about the changes that occur in the forest from one Summer to the next. She stressed the importance of taking care of the Boreal Forest which makes up one third of the worlds forests.
  psuchilit14 | Mar 16, 2014 |
Spread out over vast tracts of land in North America and Eurasia, the boreal forest - also known as the taiga - is home to an incredibly diverse array of plant and animal species, and plays a vital role in maintaining the global climate. With hundreds of bird species using it for nesting, and an annual drop in planetary carbon dioxide levels that coincides with its maximum growing season, this northern ecosystem should be a top priority, when it comes to ecological education for young children.

Unfortunately, although I can think of quite a few well-written, beautifully-illustrated picture-books about the rain forest, there seems to be a dearth of titles addressing the northern forest. Until now, that is. Brenda Z. Guiberson's narrative follows the residents of the forest through the four seasons, working observations about their dietary needs and hunting habits into the text. Gennady Spirin, better known for his fairy-tale illustrations, matches Guiberson's text with paintings of breathtaking detail. A beautiful and informative book, Life in the Boreal Forest should entertain and educate young readers. Highly recommended! ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jul 18, 2013 |
Beautifully illustrated story about the life cycle of the Boreal Forest and how many birds in the world it supports as a migration nesting ground. This forest is essential for life on earth also as it gives off enough oxygen , during its maximum growth cycle to lower the carbon dioxide worldwide! A must have for pollution and conservation studies at all ages. ( )
  1derlys | Apr 22, 2013 |
Life In The Boreal Forest is a non-fiction children's picture book about the northern forests. This book is illustrated with the different types of trees and animals that can be found in the forest. The story talks about the different animals and explains the illustrations.

This book promotes awareness of the forests and natural beauty. It can help conservation and be useful during Earth day or during lessons about wildlife.
  JeniBenson | Mar 17, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805077189, Hardcover)

The great northern forest—the boreal forest—is home to a unique ecosystem of animals and plants. It covers one-third of the earth’s total forest area and is home to so many birds that it is known as “North America’s bird nursery.”

The forest is a treasure trove of riches, but it’s threatened by increased human development and climate changes. This gorgeous book teaches readers about the boreal forest and reminds them that it’s up to us to make sure the beauty and bounty survive.

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The boreal forest is buried in ice and snow during winter. But in summer lakes teem with fish, and bogs swarm with insects. Follow a snowshoe hare, beavers, a lynx, and other animals as they survive a year in this endangered landscape.

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