Our BLG reader this week was Bill. He read us Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree? written by Jennifer Blomgren and illustrated by Andrea Gabriel.
There was lots to learn from the text of this book: all about nurse logs, the life cycle of trees, the amazing creatures that inhabit the forest and the wonder of every layer. The book ends with an invitation to come into the forest and discover more for yourself. But it is the illustrations that pull you deeper – the lush vibrant greens, the dripping rain, the spotted wingspan of the owl . . . Wow!
Such a gorgeously illustrated book. Students also kept referring to the pictures and how beautiful they were.
Would love to use this before a forest walk. Or after and connect our learning . . . .
Our student reviewers report:
Catriona: Its illustrations were very very interesting because they were probably painted and they looked real. I could easily connect to it.
Truman: I like the drawings and the rhymes and the details. I like the page that has the pine martin on it because of the snow and how the pine martin is jumping.
Khai: The illustrations are great because they were nice and colourful. They reminded me of another book about a forest.
Deandra: It was really cool. I saw a squirrel gliding to a big tree. I liked it so much I loved it.