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This Tree Counts! by Alison Formento

This Tree Counts!

by Alison Formento

Other authors: Sarah Snow (Illustrator)

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    We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow (sweetiegherkin)
    sweetiegherkin: Both picture books do a good job of introducing children to the benefits of nature, specifically what functions trees serve.

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Themes: Trees, Habitats, Nature, Animals, Wood Products, Counting.

Teaching Points: You could have students re-create pieces of this book with their own illustrations and words, just using the patterns of the text. Different groups work on different pieces to create a class book.
  Jessica_Diaz | Jul 19, 2017 |
The notions of this book alone is fascinating. Children love trees they admire how tall they are and how their leaves change with the season. However, we rarely think about all the different ways trees deliver life into other living creatures including us.
  jenmarin09 | Dec 5, 2015 |
This clever book uses an ecosystem to teach counting and a sense of environmental stewardship.
  ThisIsNotSophie | Jun 1, 2015 |
This is a great book about counting. It uses all of the creatures of the ecosystem of an oak tree as the things to count. In addtion to counting this book could lead into a much larger discussion about the lives tree sustain. ( )
  mhilary | Feb 18, 2015 |
The book's title has a double meaning in that the tree counts the number of species living in the tree, but also matters in the environmental sense. In addition to the counting practice, it is a simple way to teach children a basic ecosystem lesson - how important one tree can be.
  JocelynPLang | Jun 9, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0807578908, Hardcover)

If you listen carefully to the lone tree behind Oak Lane School, it has a story to tell, about... one owl, two spiders, three squirrels, four robins, five caterpillars, six ants, seven crickets, eight flies, nine ladybugs, and ten earthworms, all living safe and free in their tree home.

What does this tree need? The children know-it needs friends!

Alison Formento's gentle story, illustrated with Sarah Snow's beautiful papercuts, whispers important ideas to all young tree lovers.

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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.

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