Wednesday 11 November 2020

Book Review: Tree Beings

This is a really interesting book! Firstly, the cover is textured, and it feels rough, like tree bark. This is what startled me! It's quite creative. There is a glossary, references, puzzles, mazes and an index.

It's a beautiful book. I sat with my grandies while they read parts of it. It's a rich, deep book that talks about many people who have made an influence in nature. The foreword is by Jane Goodall, which is a powerful endorsement. They feature a number of people who are making a difference. There are scientists, explorers, tree huggers, people who talk to trees, people who protest clear cutting, and replant trees. 

I've written about forest bathing, a concept out of Japan. It is an international book, with international heroes, young and old. Young people who are inspired by those who have gone before.

 Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. Challenging the perception that trees are just ‘silent statues’, this beautifully illustrated children's book focuses on four big ideas:

  • Trees give life to the planet.    
  • Trees can help save us from climate change.    
  • Trees are like beings.    
  • Trees need our help and protection.
By Raymond Huber and Sandra Severgnini

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Tom said...

...we both have trees on our minds.

Powell River Books said...

This reminds me of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. I'll check it out. Margy

Linda McLaughlin said...

This sounds like an important and much needed book. Thanks for reviewing.