BECAUSE OF AN ACORN
By: Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer
Illustrated by: Frann Preston-Gannon
Published: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Chronicle Books
When I stop by my favorite independent bookstore, Next Page Books, I love perusing their children’s books. This one got my attention because I love nature books for kids. As I began flipping through the pages, I knew I was going to love it by the first page.
Through simple words and gorgeous illustrations, children are shown the life-cycle of an acorn and how it affects the environment that it lives in. From the acorn to the tree to the seed to the bird to the flower to the fruit to the forest, and everything in between, all of the living things in the forest depend on each other.
The illustrations are just gorgeous with almost a three-dimensional feel to them. Children will love looking at the various things on the pages and learning the cycle of life in the forest. A few of the pages have these gorgeous die-cut images that take kids from one page to the next.
|Lola M Schaefer – source|
Adam Schaefer is a writer by night, city government worker by day. Adam grew up climbing trees and still does. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Frann Preston-Gannon is a London-based illustrator and author. Her picture books have been shortlisted for many awards. In April 2011, she became the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship.