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Into The Forest by Christiane Dorion, illus. Jane McGuinness.

November 28, 2019

forestInto The Forest by Christiane Dorion, illus. Jane McGuinness. Pub. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Apart from the sea, the next biggest provider of ecological habitat are the forests of the World. There are many of them and this book broadly divides them into Deciduous, Coniferous and Tropical.

Of course we can add man made forests now as humankind realise the folly of exploiting the forests for their own use.

Every tree in the forest is a world teeming with life from the top of the tree to the ground cover below. Forests are rich with food and every animal group not in the sea can be found in the forests.

Each broad forest group is portrayed through the seasons, as a home for animals and for what they provide for the planet. A section at the end shows how to plant a tree and warns that trees are faced with more threats than ever before. This book was helped by woodlandtrust.org.uk

The illustrations are amazing. Animals, trees, habitats and seasons are drawn with accuracy and feeling. Treat forests well is the message, life depends on them. As always a non fiction work these days stands or falls on it’s ability to compete with information on the Internet. This book leaves the Internet for dead.

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