Buy Used
$7.28
Condition: Used: Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Trout Are Made of Trees Hardcover – February 1, 2008


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$11.17 $0.25

Stick and Stone
Words do matter as Stick and Stone demonstrate in warm, rhyming text even the youngest reader will understand. See more featured books. Read more about the author Beth Ferry and the illustrator Tom Lichtenheld.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 450L (What's this?)
  • Series: AWARDS: Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award 2010-2011
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580891373
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580891370
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #759,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

A veteran science-book writer introduces the idea of the food chain in this attractive picture book. Sayre unfurls the process behind the intriguing title in a very simple text, explaining how leaves that fall from trees into a stream decompose to become food for aquatic creatures, which are eaten by trout, which eventually become a picnic meal for a man and three inquisitive children—who have observed the whole process and recorded findings in  science notebooks. Athough the time frame and Sayre’s reference to bears at the close of the book (“Trout are made of trees, / So are the bears”) are likely to require further explanation, kids will still get a sense of the interconnectedness of nature. Endle’s collages are exceptional. Her minimalist figures (each with a similar round, smooth face and tiny dot eyes) are juxtaposed very effectively against crisp yet intricate, layered backgrounds of painted-and- patterned cut-papers. Nature remains the focus of each spread, but people appear in most, investigating what’s happening—and enjoying every discovery they make. Grades K-2. --Stephanie Zvirin

About the Author

April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning author of dozens of books, including MEET THE HOWLERS!; TURTLE, TURTLE, WATCH OUT!; and ONE IS A SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
67%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kirsten G. Cutler on May 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is a lovely combination of brief informative text and colorful illustrations. The author uses simple declarative sentences to describe the natural process of decomposition of a leaf that falls into the river, is broken down by bacteria, and its passage from one form of life to the next until it ends up nourishing a trout. The provocative opening line reads, "Trout are made of trees." The first mixed-media collage illustration shows two children as they gaze at a trout swimming in a river that is framed by a beautiful landscape of trees, bushes and leaves. A double spread shows the children collecting and examining leaves, one holds a magnifying glass, the other a container with a sample of algae. The author thoughtfully includes in an addendum a description of the life cycle of a trout, some suggestions for readers on how to help protect a stream habitat, and a list of resources, both books and web sites.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EcoGeek on June 16, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book for the preschool crowd! In simple terms it explains how trees, water, insects, fish, animals (including us) are all connected.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
We picked this book up from K's school library.

Reading the title I was kind of like hmmm what exactly is this book about.
When I started reading it, it just didn't seem like a book I probably would have started reading to K. As he didn't seem too interested in the story. The only thing he liked was the transformation of the trout from eggs to adults. With this book you follow the circle of life pretty much of how leafs are eaten (which was pretty cool) since I didn't know what animals ate the leaves.
A good book maybe for the older children as they may get more interested in it being as it seems kind of like science.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Science nerds unite! I love this book because it doesn't dumb down the ecological connection between the land and water for little minds. The graphics are spot on, and concepts engage my 3 year old to think about what is happening under the water. Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great book for all ages to simply make connections to living and nonliving things in a local food chain. It is also a great springboard for further discussions on our role as caretakers of the Earth through conservation and environmental stewardship.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

April Pulley Sayre loves the sounds of animals and the sounds of words. She is an award-winning author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her read-aloud books, known for their lyricism and scientific precision, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. Her picture book VULTURE VIEW, illustrated by Steve Jenkins, received the Theodor "Seuss" Geisel Honor from the American Library Association. STARS BENEATH YOUR BED: the Surprising Story of Dust, received the AAAS/SB&F/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books and was named an ALA Notable. ONE IS SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB was an ALA Notable and received Britain's highest literacy award. THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN marked her third win of the John Burroughs Award. Sayre and her husband Jeff have followed lemurs in Madagascar, pursued army ants in Panama, and eaten piranha in the Peruvian Amazon. Mostly, though, they garden for wildlife and munch blueberries at their home in the Midwest.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?