If a Tree Falls: The Global Impact of Deforestation

Orca. (Orca Footprints). Sept. 2020. 48p. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781459823556.
Gr 4-7–This reader-friendly, informative nonfiction resource examines everything forest-related. A typical biome nonfiction title will focus on the animals that live there, plants that grow there, and geographic location. This text provides pertinent information about forests. Chapters explore deforestation throughout history and how methods for deforestation have advanced throughout the years. The effects of chopping down trees, especially at a high rate, are described as well as how it impacts the food sources and the animals who inhabit the forests. Readers are encouraged to use their newfound knowledge to participate in conservation and environmental activism. Boxes labeled “Tree Trivia” are peppered throughout the text, creating a pleasant break between sections. Full-color pictures with captions help readers visualize what they are reading. Back matter includes resources, a glossary, and an index. The book also contains a helpful table of contents.
VERDICT An enlightening purchase for all nonfiction collections.

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