Monday, November 2, 2020

Book Review: 'Because of an Acorn' by Lola M. Schaefer & Adam Schaefer

✰✰✰✰ When an acorn falls to the ground, it’s the beginning of something special. Because of a tiny acorn, a tree may sprout, a bird might build a nest, a flower may grow, fruit might ripen, and an animal might find dinner. From that one acorn a whole forest may grow full of trees and animals.

Budding naturalists will enjoy learning about the life cycle and appreciate the additional information about oak trees and the ecosystem at the end of the book as well.

The Bottom Line: This engaging picture book is a great introduction to the concepts of the ecosystem and the food chain. Colorful two-page spreads in paint and ink work seamlessly with the spare words to establish cause and effect in nature. Highly recommended for nature-themed storytimes for grades K – 2.

Details: Because of an Acorn written by Lola M. Schaefer & Adam Schaefer and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon. Hardcover picture book published by Chronicle Books LLC in 2016. 36 p. ISBN: 978-1-4521-1242-8 

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