The Things That I LOVE about TREES by Chris Butterworth – Book Review

The Things That I LOVE about TREES by Chris Butterworth – Book Review

The Things That I LOVE about TREES by Chris Butterworth

The Things That I LOVE about TREES

Author – Chris Butterworth
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 32
Released – 4th April 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1406382877
Format – paperback, hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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A very young non-fiction picture book that looks at how a tree changes with the seasons, with charming illustrations by Charlotte Voake.

Learn how a plum tree changes with the seasons in this charming non-fiction picture book, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake. Chris Butterworth’s gentle, lyrical text describes how the buds of the plum tree bloom in the spring and how its leaves grow green and lush in the summer.

Time goes by, and soon we see those same leaves fall in the autumn – now the branches are bare for the cold winter-months. With exquisite watercolour illustrations by Charlotte Voake, this is a book to treasure.

Review 2017

The Things That I LOVE about TREES is a non-fiction book about the cycle of trees through the seasons starting with Spring when the trees are just getting their new buds and starting to grow after the winter.

The book follows the trees through Summer and their thick leaves shading the grown below, to Autumn and the leaves turning a rich brown colour and into winter when they lose their leave.

Amongst the reasons why a little girl loves the trees, there is also factual information about the life of trees too.

The book is quick to read and contains lots of factual information including a section at the back for parents and teachers too which will come in handy.

The illustrations are full-page but I can’t say that I like them very much, they are too blurry and not colourful enough. At times there is a mention of a plum tree but there is no plum colour, in my experience bright colourful illustrations attract children to the pages better. Perhaps with this being a non-fiction book the illustrator decided to tone the colours down, I’m not sure.

The information is interesting and there is a section at the back for how children can play using the trees, making the book interactive. The Things That I LOVE about TREES is a nice, easy read that would work best, in my opinion, as a class read.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Chris Butterworth The Things That I LOVE about TREES

Chris Butterworth is the author of over seventy books, mostly non-fiction, and has written on subjects as diverse as disasters, hiccups, basketball and snakes.

She has written a number of non-fiction titles for Walker, including Where Do Clothes Come From and Lunchbox: The Story of Your Food, winner of the American Farm Bureau’s Book of the Year. She lives in Cornwall.

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