Here's a whimsical and very useful look at the life cycle of the apple tree. With two helpful tree sprites as guides, readers travel from spring, when the apple tree blossoms, through summer, when the fruit grows, to fall and the harvest. Along the way, you'll learn about the life of the tree and the animals that visit - from insects that pollinate the flowers to deer thatHere's a whimsical and very useful look at the life cycle of the apple tree. With two helpful tree sprites as guides, readers travel from spring, when the apple tree blossoms, through summer, when the fruit grows, to fall and the harvest. Along the way, you'll learn about the life of the tree and the animals that visit - from insects that pollinate the flowers to deer that eat the fallen fruit....
|Title||:||Our Apple Tree|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Our Apple Tree Reviews
Here is the story of two children (or are they some sort of wood sprites or other creatures?) and their apple tree through the season, focusing mostly on harvest time and all the yummy things that can be done with apples. I found the illustrations both unusual and engaging, and while perhaps not the most scientific text out there, it does a nice job of conveying the basics in a pleasant format.
I loved reading this book, the author Gorel Kristina Naslund did well in writing the story. The illustrations by Kristina Digman, were so beautiful and were very appealing to all readers in my opinion. The story was about the life cycle of an apple tree and was told from the point of view of the tree's keepers. It gave a lot of detail about how the apple tree developed through each season and then told more about it's needs and how it was pollinated. The story also went on to tell about once the apples are picked or have fallen from the tree. The keepers told the audience different ways to use the apples or eat the apples. Each description in the story was well written and wonderfully illustrated. This would be a great story to read to children when they are learning about science and how plants grow. Since this book was first published in Sweden it can also allow students to see a different perspective from another country that really isn't very different at all. I recommend this book for teaching.
A fairly run of the mill about apples and seasons story is enhanced by curious little people (never explained except they are presumably the "we") which really perked up the text, especially the odd pictures like the girl on a leaf next to an apple core - she at first looked buried which got my attention - then I realized she was sleeping on a leaf above ground. At this point, having looked through a lot of apple books, I am grateful for something quirky.
Finn loves apples all the more because of this fantastic book. The illustrations are superb and the little apple tree spirits who seem to guide and nurture the apples' growth and the tree's well being through the seasons are delightful. And there's a recipe for apple crisp in the back, what could be better?
A very charming tale about the seasons and how they apply to the cycles of growth of an apple tree. Readers learn without even realizing it as the story is told by intertwining facts and information with fictional elements. Whimsical artwork is very endearing and allows the reader to visualize the text nicely. My 8 yr old really liked this book.
Really 3.5, but I feel generous. I liked the story of the apple tree, but some of the text was hard to read in the coloring of the pictures. I might be using this book for our harvest themed storytime.
The text in this book does a good job of showing the life of an apple tree throughout the seasons, beginning in Winter. The illustrations are OK, but the two little pocket-sized children are a little weird -- especially as their size seems to change from page to page.
The story of the cycle of the apple tree with two little children following each step. There is also an apple crisp recipe on the last page!
I personally didn't like the illustrations-- found them kind of blah in color. Book does a good job of explaining how apple trees grow, etc. Booklist gave it a great review.