Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Are Trees Alive?” as Want to Read:
Are Trees Alive?
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Are Trees Alive?

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
"Are trees alive? How do they breathe? They don't have noses."

And so begins a conversation between the author and her daughter that leads to a remarkable discovery: Trees are like children in so many ways! They may look very different from people, but trees have roots that hold them to the ground like feet and leaves that blow in the wind like hair. Their bark even comes i
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Walker Childrens
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Are Trees Alive?, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Are Trees Alive?

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-28 of 59)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mary Ledom
Feb 26, 2015 Mary Ledom rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing to me. Learning about trees in a fun and exciting method is the best way to go about learning the outdoors and what is around us outside. I will definitely remember the name of this book and read it to my class if I am in the younger grades. The illustrations were incredible to look at because they filled the entire page with bright creative pictures of trees and wildlife. I would easily suggest this book to any teacher that is teaching a lesson on trees or the outdoors ...more
S.E. Ferranti
Feb 01, 2016 S.E. Ferranti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
Are Trees Alive?
Written by Debbie S. Miller
Illustrations by Stacey Schuett

Are Trees Alive? By Debbie S. Miller is a very inspiring children’s book. Not only does she tell you all about the importance of trees. She also tells you how trees and all other life including Humans are connected. She educates, opens your mind, and inspires you to pay close attention to nature. Truly a beautiful book on so many levels and it actually inspired me to plant a tree with my daughter this coming spring in o
Hyeonjeong Lee
Apr 27, 2015 Hyeonjeong Lee rated it really liked it
Personal Reaction - I like this book very much because of the illustrations. They are very colorful and express facial expressions very well. When I read this book and see the illustrations, I felt warm and pleasant. Also, the mood changes depending on its seasons. Pages, which are on winter, have more dark colors than pages of summer time. Personally, I am highly affected by weather. Thus, while reading this book, according to pages' weather, my mood changed, as well. However, as this book has ...more
Sally Deem
Mar 08, 2014 Sally Deem rated it liked it
This story compares the life of a tree with humans and gets the reader thinking of trees and ways we can tell if they are alive. The author also includes the importance of trees to humans and the impact trees have on all life. It also tells of the life cycle of the tree and what happens to the tree throughout the seasons. At the end of the story, the author has included pictures of different kinds of trees and facts about the trees. There are also pictures of the different types of animals that ...more
Apr 12, 2016 Mark rated it really liked it
Good diversity of trees and people in the book. Has more tree facts and uses in back of the book.
Nancy (Colorado)
Oct 01, 2014 Nancy (Colorado) rated it really liked it
Cute. Used it for a writing lesson on style and beginnings.
Apr 21, 2014 Ruth rated it it was amazing
Poetic, and informative.
Emily Kimball
Jan 30, 2015 Emily Kimball rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. :)
Morgan Patton
Inspired by a conversation with her daughter, Debbie Miller introduces trees in a new way; she compares them to humans. Readers learn how trees live and grow, and how they get their food. They will learn about the baobab trees of Africa, the banyan trees of India, and the bristlecone pines of California. The illustrator also gives a realistic approach to every page...drawing the many shapes, sizes and colors of trees.
I think this would be a great read aloud when introducing plants to children.
Aug 12, 2007 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
This book sweetly compares a tree's design to the design of the human body. Children (4 and up) are introduced to ecology, conservation and, hopefully, a love for trees.
Jan 11, 2013 Marina rated it really liked it
Great book for a lesson on trees
Stephen Morris
Stephen Morris marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2016
Beth Terry
Beth Terry marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2016
Liz Dow
Liz Dow marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2016
Dezorah rated it it was amazing
Dec 02, 2015
Sarah rated it really liked it
Oct 23, 2015
Amber Danette
Amber Danette marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2015
LAkisha Procter
LAkisha Procter marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2015
Roopi marked it as to-read
May 17, 2015
Robin rated it it was amazing
Apr 09, 2015
Margaret Burton
Margaret Burton marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2015
Amanda added it
Jan 16, 2015
J. marked it as to-read
Dec 24, 2014
Pam rated it liked it
Oct 31, 2014
Amanda Ash
Amanda Ash rated it it was amazing
Oct 25, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book