In a Nutshell (Sharing Nature with Children Book)
Dawn Publications (1999)
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 4 1/2) and Mom for Reader Views (6/09)
“In a Nutshell” follows the life of an acorn. We see how the acorn bursts open, takes root, and grows into a beautiful oak tree.
Cayden: “I didn’t know acorns did that! Acorns are like seeds. We have little trees that we planted in our yard that I help to water. Will our trees grow big like that tree from the acorn did? That is really big! This is a good book.”
My son was very interested in this book mainly because one of his jobs is to water the young trees in our yard. He loved learning about how a tree grows from an acorn and following its entire life cycle. We enjoyed the colorful and detailed illustrations. “In a Nutshell” by Joseph Anthony is a wonderful book and we recommend it to any little nature lover!