|I love our forests (I love our Earth)|
Author: Greene, Carol
Find out why our forests are important, and how people can protect them.
Common Core Standards
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating Complexity, Quality, & Range of
Grade 3 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
School Library Journal (11/01/12)
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School Library Journal - 11/01/2012 Gr 2–4—These revisions of 1991 titles try to cover so much that their content sometimes become too generalized to be meaningful. For example, in Animals, after noting ways some animals provide food or clothing, offer companionship, and perform other tasks, Greene concludes, "most of all, they are important just because they are." Solutions to problems are also broad. A single page about preserving land suggests that farmers use safer pesticides and fertilizers and give cattle more grazing areas while everyone should plant trees instead of cutting so many, stop dumping trash, and recycle. The most useful feature of each book is the page of specific suggestions for how readers can contribute to improving the environment. Format varies little: one page of text opposite a full-page image. The same tree-planting photo appears in Air, People, and Forests.—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.