Poetrees by Douglas Florian

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Seeds are sprouting, roots are spreading, and branches are swaying in this tree-mendous poetry collection. From coconut palms and bristlecone pines to baobabs and banyans, Douglas Florian explores the arboreal world with his signature wit and whimsy. Featuring a dynamic vertical format that illustrates the incredible heights and shapes of the trees, this book illuminates the natural history of these majestic beings as well as their unique and quirky characteristics.
 

About Douglas Florian

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Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including UnBEElievables; Dinothesaurus, which received four starred reviews; Comet, Stars, the Moon and Mars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; and Bow Wow Meow Meow, winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York.
 
Published June 7, 2011 by Beach Lane Books. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Starting with a concrete poem about “The Seed” (which brilliantly snakes its way into the shape of the infinity sign) and moving into species both familiar—“Oak,” “Giant Sequoias”—and less well known—“Scribbly Gum,” “Bristlecone Pine”—Florian also introduces readers to such individual elements as...

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In this unusual collection, Florian focuses on several types of and parts of a tree, with poems about seeds, roots, bark, leaves, and tree rings (“Tree rings show/ how trees grow./ Wide rings: fast growth./ Narrow rings: slow”).

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