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Who Will Plant a Tree?

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  20 reviews
From the apple seeds stuck to the fur of a bear to the pine seed carried by an army of ants, Mother Nature is given a hand in dispersing seeds.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 8th 2010 by Sleeping Bear Press
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In this realistic fiction picture book, variety of animals disperse seeds. The illustrations are lovely and the story is written very simply, though I believe that the concept is a bit more advanced that the text itself. A good introduction to seeds and tree planting for preschool through kindergarten. I do wish, however, that the editor had cut out the exclamation points; they are unnecessary and seem a bit silly in this otherwise straightforward and nature focused story.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Take a trip around the world and see how different animals plant trees. Seeds are planted by woodland creatures to water animals. It takes more than humans to plant a tree in the world.

It's a creative look at planting trees. Students could take it further by selecting an animal not mentioned in the book and figuring out how they could plant a tree. They could also use this as an Arbor Day book.

Reviewed from a library copy.
A strong book for springtime-themed programming, but not one that particularly grabbed me or the children in Mother Goose Mondays. The mothers giggled as I read aloud how certain animals "help" plant trees by eating fruit and then pooping out seeds ... but the 'delicate' humor of those passages went completely over the kids' ears, and left them instead with an understanding that words like 'butt' and 'poop' will make their mothers laugh. I just hope I haven't set them up for a horrible middle sc ...more
This is a gentle, beautifully illustrated book about animals scattering seed that eventually grow into trees. Beginning with a squirrel who buries an acorn the kids focused on each and every picture and began joining in on the repeated phrase, "He/she/they didn't know it but he/she/they planted a tree" Monkeys throwing figs at each other, a wild horse planting a cherry tree and a beaver who plants maple trees when he nibbles down a maple tree for his dam all got the kids attention. Warning: ther ...more
Jim Sibigtroth
I have the iPad Reading Rainbow version of this book. This will be a good read-aloud book for first graders. This will also be a good book to start a discussion about some of the many ways that tree seeds can be dispersed.
Sarah BT
I didn't like this one as much as I thought. The idea is simple and great for teaching about how trees are planted, especially when they are not planted by people. But the illustrations were lacking and the story was just so-so. I felt like it was the same thing on each page which got boring. I also thought it was too simple and made it seem like the trees magically grew up very fast instead of taking time to grow. A decent book for starting a discussion on planting trees with young readers.
Lindsey Feldpausch
A read-aloud story with excellent illustrations big enough to share to students sitting on the floor or in a large group. Nonfiction. 5 minute read. Topic: Seed dispersal by means of animals in various ways. A wonderful visual aid to accompany this book would be a few different tree seeds, especially a Maple tree seed. It is hard to describe its "helicopter" quality.
Who Will Plant a Tree? gives the reader some food for thought about the numerous ways a tree can be planted naturally. From a squirrel who buries an acorn to a camel who chews and spits out seeds from a date and an elephant who leaves droppings...nature gives these beautiful specimans a way to live on and on.

Used for "Go Green" Storytime: April, 2011.
Kate Hastings
Jun 23, 2010 Kate Hastings rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Grades Pre-K to 2, ecology, trees
Simple book about the way animals help to spread seeds-- from the moose who gets tangled in pear branches to the goose who has a chestnut burr stuck in its feathers. Fun for arbor day. Grades Pre-K to 2.
Susan Dove Lempke
Too many exclamation points!!! But it's an interesting subject that I haven't seen in this format before--seeds in kids' books usually lead to plants instead of trees.
Great preschooler book about how animals plants trees all over the world and all by themselves, naturally. Nice realistic illustrations.
Very simplified explanation of how trees are inadvertently planted by animals. Kids will likely enjoy the popping parts best.
part of the new book for science adoption. It is about how seeds get from place to place.
Shows the various ways seeds can be dispersed and planted.
Meh. Pretty illustrations, though.
Non-fiction/picture book to remember.
Not very impressive.
Shawn Candelaria
Great illustrations.
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