Dinosaur Tree

Dinosaur Tree✶ [BOOKS] ✪ Dinosaur Tree By Douglas Henderson ❀ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk An Earth history artist traces the life cycle of a tree in the late Triassic period How the tree came to rest in Arizona's Petrified Forest is the engaging content of this dramatically illustrated pan An Earth history artist traces the life cycle of a tree in the late Triassic period How the tree came to rest in Arizona's Petrified Forest is the engaging content of this dramatically illustrated panorama of prehistory flying reptiles early fish and some of the first dinosaurs Glossary and index included Full color. I heard about this book in reference to its wonderful illustrations And the illustrations are indeed fabulous However there are at least two things that prevent it from being a perfect book for kids First too many words Yes I know it's often easier to say what you mean and to carry the emotions with a lot of words rather than a few but in a children's book that won't do Second from a book about a tree I would expect of a tree perspective probably It's easy to slip into that notion that everything is born killed and then fossilized And as someone who has seen the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forrest I understand the sentiment What we see now seems so extraordinary it's easy to forget it's a coincidence and chance rather than something that had to happen A bit of focus on the tree's life cycle would remedy the situation For example why was such a crucial moment in the tree's life as starting producing seeds completely left out of the narrative? This is a beautiful illustrated book that follows the life of a tree from seed to fossilization It was sad at times and one could certainly see the analogy to human life at times My son brought this home from the school library and I really enjoyed it The only draw back was the slight evolutionary allusion at the beginning of the book Aside from that it was a nice read especially for bedtime I know Hazel doesn't like a book if we only read it once and most of that is skimming

Dinosaur Tree PDF/EPUB ¼ Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 31 pages
  • Dinosaur Tree
  • Douglas Henderson
  • English
  • 06 June 2014
  • 9780027435474