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About the Author
Clyde Robert Bulla is the author of over fifty books for children including The Secret Valley and The Story of Valentine's Day. He has been writing since 1946 when he published his first book, The Donkey Cart. Mr. Bulla was the first recipient of the Southern California Council on Children's Literature award for distinguished contribution to the field. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Stacey Schuett's artwork graces numerous picture books, including the I Can Read Book Forest by Laura Godwin and her own Somewhere in theWorld Right Now, a Reading Rainbow Book. Ms. Schuett lives in Sebastopol, California.
"This reillustrated book on the science of trees is well designed for preschool and early-primary-grade children. The text follows an apple plant from seed to sprout to tree, including the development of blossoms, leaves, and fruit. The functions of roots, trunk, branches, and leaves are also discussed, as well as the seasonal changes in the tree. Schuett' s colorful paintings clearly illustrate topics explained in the text...and small, playful animals will help keep children involved in the topic. A good starting place for understanding trees." -- Booklist
"Glowing new illustrations featuring a multiracial cast of children adorn this classic Let's Read and Find Out Science primer. Using plain language and short sentences, Bulla follows an apple tree from seed to maturity, introducing readers to leaves, flowers, branches, roots, and fruits." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Concepts such as water intake are emphasized with arrows indicating its route within the plant. The charming paint-ings, many of which are full-page and large enough for comfortable group sharing, depict numerous outdoor scenes peopled by chil-dren of various ethnic backgrounds. An ap-pended section includes instructions for a transpiration experiment and suggests a method for measuring the age of a tree." -- School Library Journal