Featured Book: “Tree” by Britta Teckentrup

"Tree" Book Cover
Book Cover
"Tree" Page 2
Page 2
"Tree" Page 10
Page 10

This was a great Costco find one afternoon. I was pulled in by the title, the colorful illustrations, and this idea of a “peek-through picture book”. What was that? I wondered.

I loved the out-of-the-box thinking that used the depth from the pages themselves to represent the life of the habitat through the seasons. In addition to the well told illustrated story, the text highlighted key events and visitors of the season through rhyme.

Broad Science Connections

  • Seasons
  • Habitat
  • Interaction of living things
  • Life cycle
  • Harvest

Broad Literacy Connections

  • Rhyme
  • Sequence
  • Main characters vs supporting characters
  • Illustrations and storyboarding

Broad Sociocultural Connections

  • The importance of the interaction of living things for a sustainable habitat

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