Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Redwoods by Jason Chin

One of my favorite new picture books is Redwoods by Jason Chin. In this book a young boy is magically transported from the city to the redwood forest to experience firsthand the majesty of these incredible, ancient trees.

The text of the book focuses on facts about the trees and never mentions the boy; his story is told only through the beautiful illustrations. Chin has created a perfect nonfiction book, one that allows readers to use their imaginations while absorbing the interesting information.

I just had the opportunity to see the redwoods in person and enjoy the wonderful smells of the forest. If you can't make a trip to California, pick up Jason Chin's book to experience the look and feel of the forest, the only part you will miss is the smell!

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