A Log's Life

A Log's Life

A Log s Life When a tree falls in the forest what is its fate And what happens to the animals who ve depended on it Through the simple yet dramatic story of a tree s life death and decomposition A Log s Life i

  • Title: A Log's Life
  • Author: Wendy Pfeffer Robin Brickman
  • ISBN: 9780689806360
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When a tree falls in the forest, what is its fate And what happens to the animals who ve depended on it Through the simple yet dramatic story of a tree s life, death, and decomposition, A Log s Life illustrates the interdependence of living creatures A great oak tree provides food or shelter for squirrels, a porcupine, carpenter ants, fungi, slugs, and When lightniWhen a tree falls in the forest, what is its fate And what happens to the animals who ve depended on it Through the simple yet dramatic story of a tree s life, death, and decomposition, A Log s Life illustrates the interdependence of living creatures A great oak tree provides food or shelter for squirrels, a porcupine, carpenter ants, fungi, slugs, and When lightning strikes, it topples to become a giant log Now spiders, millipedes, termites, a porcupine, salamanders, etc move in Over time the log decays and collapses, driving the animals to find new homes Moss carpets the log, breaking it down further it becomes dirt Then an acorn fails in the rich earth, and grows into another great oak tree, which is eventually struck down in another storm to become another giant log.

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    Wendy Pfeffer's A Log's Life, which can basically be described as the biography of a log, is informative and engaging, with a text that, while detailed and involved, also manages to be both fascinating and compelling. Although the narrative flows well and generally reads easily, I would still and nevertheless consider A Log's Life as more suitable for older children (perhaps above the age of seven or so), primarily due to its length and the fact that some of the vocabulary used is rather advance [...]

    Outstanding in every way!The illustrations are remarkable. The illustrator created them from watercolor, and cutting, pasting, sculpting and then gluing them. Had I not known that, I’d have assumed real leaves and some other real forest material was used. The pictures are so realistic, I could literally imagine the odor of the mulch and other forest life. Wonderful depictions of plants and animals too.I have this on my non-fiction and nature shelves, even though the account is just an example [...]

    I appreciated this book perhaps more than I avidly enjoyed it, but I decided to award it four stars. First, I think the illustrations are marvelous! I love how life-like many of them looked--I was glad to read the illustrator's note where she explained her artistic process because otherwise I am sure I would have thought she used some real leaves, bark, etc. for the illustrations. Very impressive! I also think the story does a good job of showing all the different ways a tree can provide food an [...]

    This is an very interesting and educational story about the cycle of life of a tree. The illustrations are amazing and I thought it was impressive that the illustrator, Robin Brickman, notes that she made the illustrations by cutting, painting, sculpting, and then gluing pieces of watercolor paper together. She goes on to say that there are no found objects or real or preserved specimens in the artwork. This makes the pictures all the more impressive because of how detailed and realistic they ap [...]

    This is a nicely illustrated short picture book about the "life-cycle" of a habitat, namely a fallen log. The story begins while the log is still a part of a living tree. Squirrels live in it. Birds and insects hunt for food in it. Then a storm comes and uproots the tree, and the description begins on the life within the fallen log until it crumbles and turns into dirt. The cycle continues with a seed starting a new tree and, eventually, a new storm. I love the circle-of-life theme. I love the i [...]

    Wish I'd known about this book when I taught third grade would have been perfect for my science core. Wonderful illustrations, made out of paper but so realistic looking. This nonfiction book details a log's life part of a tree and home to squirrels and other animals. Then knocked over by a thunderstorm, rotting and home to many new creatures. Then turned into soil where a new seed falls and begins to grow, becoming a huge tree. This shows how important one log can be, and how it provides shelte [...]

    I found the text mediocre, but the illustrations are amazing. Robin Brickman writing in the introduction, "I made the illustrations by cutting, painting, sculpting, and then gluing pieces of watercolor paper together. There are no found objects or real or preserved specimens in the artwork. With the exception of an occasional use of human hair, the illustrations consist only of painting paper and glue." Truly impressive.

    What a great book this is for children. I wish I had known about it when I was teaching. It would have added much to the units that I taught. The information is interesting and complete. The book would attract a large age range even going up to an adult like me! The illustrations are amazing and beautiful. If you're into picture books, definitely give this book a try.

    A good resource for children to discover the ecosystem surrounding a log on the forest floor. The text gets rather tedious - like reading a laundry list of insects and animals followed by what each is doing. This is very practical for a class studying this subject, but it would've been nice to include more creative use of language. Very nice illustrations.

    I absolutely LOVED this book! An oak tree falls down in a storm in the forest and takes on a whole different life as a home to many plants and creatures as a log on the forest floor. Love how the author took us through the entire life the tree/log in the book.

    A great book to have around to introduce kids to a cycle of nature in the forest. Awesome illustrations too! I'd like to get this one to keep on my bookshelf at work (I'm a forester), to share with kids at interpretive talks. A great choice to read during national forest week!

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