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Sunday 25 April 2021

Review: The Gentle Genius of Trees

Trees have a lot to teach us and The Gentle Genius of Trees is here to help.

Trees are versatile and offer humans many things, including food, shade, and wood for building, heating, and even making books.

They are also essential in helping provide the air we breathe, so we should learn about them and how to take care of them.

Through The Gentle Genius of Trees, Philip Bunting explains all about photosynthesis, and how a tree grows.

The importance of sunlight and air and large root systems are explained using simple scientific concepts, and fun facts.

Did you know that trees are social and love to be connected and communicate with each other? Their roots help them do that by sending signals.

The growth and ageing of trees is explored to show how they develop to be a long-living and hardy part of our landscape.

As you read The Gentle Genius of Trees, look for the different ways Philip Bunting adds personality and quirky elements, like speech bubbles featuring the thoughts of the trees.

A valuable piece of science communication, The Gentle Genius of Trees would make an excellent classroom tool, as well as being well suited to a home library.

Title:  The Gentle Genius of Trees
Author/Illustrator: Philip Bunting
Publisher: Scholastic, $ 19.99
Publication Date: April 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760975173
For ages: 4+
Type: Junior Non-Fiction