From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Wise old Crinkleroot is back! He invites young readers to join him on a walk through the woods, where the friendly woodsman describes the differences between hardwoods and conifers. His explanations are accompanied by warm, detailed watercolor sketches depicting many different kinds of leaves. Crinkleroot also gives examples of the need for a rich variety of trees to provide food and shelter for wildlife, pointing out that even dead trees play an important role in forest ecology. How seedlings and saplings grow and factors affecting their development are also discussed. The wonderful illustrations and text work together to entice youngsters to get to know and appreciate the world around them. David Burnie's Tree (Knopf, 1988) contains excellent full-color photos and brief text, but is meant for slightly older readers. An engaging and most informative nature walk. --Barbara B. Murphy, Shaler Area School District Libraries, Pittsburgh
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From Kirkus Reviews
The appealing old woodland character introduced in I Was Born in a Tree and Raised by Bees (1977) explains the parts of a tree, uses leaves, seeds, and fall colors to differentiate among species, and then describes the differences between hardwood and softwood forests, emphasizing the advantages of a mixed woods to the many creatures who live in it. A page showing how trees get their shapes, each unique, is of special interest. An attractive introduction, with illustrations that convey information as lucidly as the brief but concise and well-organized text. (Nonfiction. 5-10) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.