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A Tree Is a Plant Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Bulla, Clyde Robert, Schuett, Stacey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0062382101     ISBN-13: 9780062382108
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: February 2016
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Did you know that a tree is the biggest plant that grows? How does a tree get the food it needs? What happens to trees in the winter? Read and find out about an apple tree's life cycle through every season.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this Common Core exemplar book features content-rich vocabulary in a classic text by Clyde Robert Bulla, beautifully detailed illustrations updated by Stacey Schuett, and a find out more section with simple experiments to learn about evaporation and tree rings, and more books to read. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by an expert.

This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.


Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Apples; Life cycles; Juvenile literature.
Apples; Juvenile literature.
Apples.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Trees & Forests
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Flowers & Plants
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Botany
Dewey: 583/.73
LCCN: bl2016004561
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science. Stage 1
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 10.00" W x 0.25" (0.35 lbs) 31 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q26371
Reading Level: 1.9   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Fall)
With bright new illustrations, this book offers an accurate description of the growth and development of an apple tree from a single seed, though the short, often repetitive sentences sometimes cloud instead of clarify the information. The effects of different seasons and weather systems are discussed, and a brief experiment is appended. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 November)
PreS-Gr 2-A newly illustrated version of a 1960 publication. Although the title and beginning pages indicate a broad look at trees, the focus is on the apple tree. Through impressionistic paintings and a simple text, the book describes its seasonal cycle. Bulla discusses the parts of the tree and their functions without complex explanations of the mechanisms involved in fruit formation, photosynthesis, etc. "The blossoms last only a few days.-The apples are where the blossoms were before." Concepts such as water intake are emphasized with arrows indicating its route within the plant. The charming paintings, many of which are full-page and large enough for comfortable group sharing, depict numerous outdoor scenes peopled by children of various ethnic backgrounds. An appended section includes instructions for a transpiration experiment and suggests a method for measuring the age of a tree. Gail Saunders-Smith's Apple Trees (Bridgestone, 1998), illustrated with photos, also takes a seasonal approach, but it has a more controlled vocabulary and contains much less information than Bulla's book. Saunders-Smith's From Blossom to Fruit (Pebble, 1998) is exclusively about apple formation, with a very simplified vocabulary and close-up color photos.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.