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One Small Place in a Tree (Outstanding…

One Small Place in a Tree (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students… (edition 2004)

by Barbara Brenner, Tom Leonard (Illustrator)

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Title:One Small Place in a Tree (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 (Awards))
Authors:Barbara Brenner
Other authors:Tom Leonard (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2004), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
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One Small Place in a Tree by Barbara Brenner



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Genre: Science,informational
Media: paint, color pencils
Critique: This book teaches children about a tree that has a hole dug out in the middle and the many adventures the animals and insects who face this hole. A concept that could be taught from this story is sharing as well as learning about the types of wildlife who live outdoors and in trees. I would read this story to kindergarten level and first graders. ( )
  Ahusk | Apr 15, 2016 |
This book gives the audience an up close look at the development of holes in trees within a forest. A bear will sharpen it's claws, beetles will make mazes, laying eggs, woodpeckers will eat the worms, and it continues in this fashion until the tree falls to the ground. It is important to remember that both living and dead trees play an important role in a woods ecosystem. ( )
  candyceutter | Sep 25, 2015 |
a boy watches the process of a tree turning into a home for animals. First a bear scratches it, then beetles move in, then a woodpecker eats the beetles ect.
  LynnesHarpe | Nov 30, 2014 |
Lots of animals and nature. ( )
  brandaman | Jan 25, 2008 |
I liked the pictures but I did not like the way the author keep saying "next time you see the tree" but no time limit or duration. I could see it today, and tomorrow and all that change would have taken place? ( )
  magnetic.gaze | Oct 28, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 068817180X, Hardcover)

Deep in the forest . . .

A bear sharpens her claws on a tree trunk. The scratched bark chips; a tiny hole forms. Timber beetles tunnel inside. The hole grows bigger and bigger.

In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains how, over many years, the rough hole transforms into a cozy hollow -- home to salamanders, tree frogs, a family of white-footed mice. Tom Leonard’s absorbing illustrations take you beneath the bark to a hidden world. His warm, lifelike depictions of squirrels and bluebirds, snakes and spiders show the splendor that dwells in the most unexpected places.

So stop. Observe. Explore your natural world. If you look closely enough, you will surely find . . . one small place that is home for something.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:32 -0400)

A child visitor observes as one tiny scratch in a tree develops into a home for a variety of woodland animals over many years, even after the tree has fallen.

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