Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

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Bright, crisp photos fill this book of natural science for the young. Ken Robbins departs from his signature hand-tinted photography to present preschoolers with a sharp, close-up look at 13 types of trees ablaze with color. Full color.
 

About Ken Robbins

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Ken Robbins specializes in photographic nonfiction books on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to autumn leaves. His book "Tools, " with its trademark hand-tinted photographs was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book. His books for Atheneum include "Fireflies at Midnight" by Marilyn Singer, "Trucks, Thunder on the Plains, " and "Apples." Mr. Robbins lives in East Hampton, Long Island.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Scholastic, Inc.. 39 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Leaf identification books can be baffling to preschoolers collecting autumn leaves;

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Robbins's (the Elements series) striking photo-essay will prove indispensable for fall nature walks. In effect, it is an album of autumn leaves, shown life-size and in their changing colors; Robbins h

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The veins of some leaves are quite easy to see."" The last page offers a short explanation of photosynthesis, employing correct scientific terms for the chemicals that make the leaves turn colors, i.e., chlorophyll and anthocyanin.

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