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Leaf Litter : Exploring the Mysteries of a Hidden World - Rachel Tonkin

Leaf Litter

Exploring the Mysteries of a Hidden World

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2010
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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In this exquisitely illustrated book, award-winning author/illustrator Rachel Tonkin explores a small patch of leaf litter beneath one tree, which contains a hidden world that changes day by day. The more you look, the you will find.

Put simply, Leaf Litter is Stephen Beisty's Cross-Sections meets Where′s Wally with lift-the-flaps - from an ecological point of view!

In a time when respect for and understanding of our environment are paramount, Leaf Litter is an excellent introduction to the intricate and complex relationships that exist in our natural world.

Leaves, twigs, branches and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter, but it isn′t really rubbish at all. If you look closely at leaf litter you will discover a world of animals and plants living side by side, a busy secret world we hardly ever see.

In this exquisitely illustrated book, award-winning author/illustrator Rachel Tonkin explores a small patch of leaf litter beneath one tree, which contains a hidden world that changes day by day.

The more you look, the more amazing things you will find.

About the Author

Rachel Tonkin has illustrated over fifty children's books, including Papa and the Olden Days (a Children's Book Council Honour Book) and Lucy and the Whale (shortlisted for the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature). She has also written and illustrated several titles including What Was the War Like, Grandma? And Grandpa’s Stories (both shortlisted for the Children's Book Council's Eve Pownall Information Award), When I was a Kid (shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Award) and, most recently, To the Goldfields!

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Leaf Litter
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

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Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Informative (7)
  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Relevant (4)
  • Well written (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Younger readers (6)
  • Gift (5)
  • Reference (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (4), Bookworm (3)

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5.0

Lovely drawings

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from Nsw

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about Leaf Litter:

    Great gift for young ones

     
    5.0

    This is a beautiful and well thought out book

    By 

    from North East Victoria

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    Pros

    • a book to share with young people and grown ups
    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Leaf Litter:

      I look for bugs and beetles and worms with my grandchild and come home to this book which he actively can share with me. Looking for the beetles and worms under the flaps in the beautiful illustrations. A book to treasure on your bookshelf for those moments when we need to stop and think about this extraordinary world that we live in

       
      4.0

      Wonderful

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      from Melbourne, Australia

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Informative
      • Well Written

      Cons

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        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Leaf Litter:

        Great to get primary school kids interested in ecology.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not just for the kids

        By 

        from Lake Tyers Beach, VIC

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Environmental Education
          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Reference
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Leaf Litter:

          Beautifully illustrated and very informative about the importance of leaf litter for forest ecosystems and habitat health. Should be mandatory reading for fire and forestry agencies.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          a delight for young children

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          from Sydney

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          Pros

          • Australian Topic
          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

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            • For Young "explorers"
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            • Reference
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Leaf Litter:

            This book is just the thing for young children who love to explore in the bush or in their own backyard.
            It talks about what you can find amongst the leaves,rocks and crevices etc.
            What I really loved is that it is written for and about Australian conditions.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A treasure in environmental education

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            from Lake Tyers Beach, VIC

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            Pros

            • Beautifully Illustrated
            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand
            • Informative
            • Inspirational
            • Relevant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Educating Young And Older
              • Gift
              • Older Readers
              • Reference
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Leaf Litter:

              Although this book is aimed at children, many adults would learn much about the important role leaf litter plays in a healthy forest ecosystem.
              Should be read by fire authorities and forest managers.
              The publisher's website contains an excellent teacher's guide for the book.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Explorations for the curious

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              from Canberra, AU

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Understand
              • Informative
              • Inspirational
              • Relevant
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sharing
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Leaf Litter:

                Leaf LItter is a beautiful book and a colourful way to convince people that rather than being drab, dead and lifeless, leaf litter is teaming with nutrient-generating organisms from microbes to invertebrates and reptiles, frogs, and small mammals. Leaf Litter is an ideal introduction to the vitality and essential nature of soil and an affirmation that we cannot afford to destroy the ground layer of the land. It's a book to encourage the inquisitive nature of alert people and to entice all outside into the real world.

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                ISBN: 9780207198441
                ISBN-10: 0207198446
                Audience: Children
                For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
                For Grades: K - 3
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 32
                Published: 1st April 2010
                Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 36.5 x 23.5  x 0.4
                Weight (kg): 0.5