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My Friends the Trees

My Friends the Trees

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ORIGINAL TITLE: Ystäväni puu – Lasten oma tietokirja
AUTHOR: Jenni Erkintalo and Réka Király
ILLUSTRATOR: Jenni Erkintalo and Réka Király
FORMAT: Hardcover • 175 x 250 mm • 56 pages • 4/4 colours
ISBN: 978-952-7105-43-6
PUBLISHED: 2019, 2nd edition: 2020
AGE: 4+
GENRE:  non-fiction picture book

A beautifully illustrated children’s book that introduces young readers to the most common tree species growing in the Northern Hemisphere. This timeless book deepens children’s relationship to nature and helps them identify individual trees by encouraging learning in a playful way.

A cuddly character, Beard Lichen, greets readers at the start of the book and guides children to various trees found in forests and cities. He encourages children to try out different creative activities inspired by trees that spark the imagination. A glossary at the end of the book provides more in-depth knowledge and explains the concepts in an easy and accessible way. It is also a timely book which recalls the importance of trees and forests on this planet.

trees – forest – nature – environment – Earth – activity book

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