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Trillions of Trees: A Counting and Planting Book



written and illustrated by
Kurt Cyrus

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmilla
Imprint
Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
ISBN
9781250229076
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An environmentalist picture book companion to the popular Billions of Bricks.

Plant a windbreak. Poplars! Pines!
Stretch them out in perfect lines.
Plant another hundred trees.
Alder, ash, and willow, please.

Grab a shovel and get ready to plant some trees! This informative rhyming read-aloud celebrates the importance of planting different trees and preserving diverse ecosystems, all while gently introducing essential STEM content with orders of magnitude. This eco-friendly story is perfect for Earth Day units and promotions, as well as fans of Kadir Nelson's If You Plant a Seed.Full-color illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Stories in rhyme. Trees. Counting. Gardening. Nature. Community.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–This rhyming story playfully melds an often ignored counting concept—a trillion—with the importance of tree planting and preservation, while also introducing a great number of tree species to a young audience. After a miscommunicated phone call order for a “a trillium, please” becomes an order for a trillion trees from a tree farm, a shocked brother and sister partner with their parents, friends, neighbors, and volunteers, young and old, to plant a surprise shipment of one thousand trees. The story’s illustrations are key to shaping the detailed beauty of the trees themselves and the idea of a trillion, a difficult quantity for kindergartens and first graders to conceive, into a concrete form as the characters plant different species of trees throughout their community, from their front yard to parks to riverbanks, fields, and slopes. Cyrus cleverly portrays how a thousand trees would occupy the open spaces in their respective habitats, as well as the responsibilities of the planters. Like Billions of Bricks, the story’s catchy, upbeat vibe reflects hard but necessary work, while the quick pace and energetic rhyme scheme both fascinates and instructs its young listeners about caring for trees. The full, painterly illustrations provide a rich experience of sweeping perspectives of the different landscapes in which specific tree types are planted. VERDICT Illustrated with vibrant natural vistas to amplify quick, upbeat rhymes, Cyrus beckons early ­elementary readers to a newfound sense of the immensity and importance of trees in the world.–Rachel Mulligan, Pennsylvania State Univ.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–This rhyming story playfully melds an often ignored counting concept—a trillion—with the importance of tree planting and preservation, while also introducing a great number of tree species to a young audience. After a miscommunicated phone call order for a “a trillium, please” becomes an order for a trillion trees from a tree farm, a shocked brother and sister partner with their parents, friends, neighbors, and volunteers, young and old, to plant a surprise shipment of one thousand trees. The story’s illustrations are key to shaping the detailed beauty of the trees themselves and the idea of a trillion, a difficult quantity for kindergartens and first graders to conceive, into a concrete form as the characters plant different species of trees throughout their community, from their front yard to parks to riverbanks, fields, and slopes. Cyrus cleverly portrays how a thousand trees would occupy the open spaces in their respective habitats, as well as the responsibilities of the planters. Like Billions of Bricks, the story’s catchy, upbeat vibe reflects hard but necessary work, while the quick pace and energetic rhyme scheme both fascinates and instructs its young listeners about caring for trees. The full, painterly illustrations provide a rich experience of sweeping perspectives of the different landscapes in which specific tree types are planted. VERDICT Illustrated with vibrant natural vistas to amplify quick, upbeat rhymes, Cyrus beckons early ­elementary readers to a newfound sense of the immensity and importance of trees in the world.–Rachel Mulligan, Pennsylvania State Univ.

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