Hello, everyone, and Happy New Year! Our first book of 2017 is Because Of An Acorn, written by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon, a gorgeous look at ecosystems and the importance of each element therein.
Because of an acorn, a tree can grow. Because of a tree, a bird can nest. Page by page, occasionally peeking through a cutout, this book explains in simple, minimal text the importance of each part of an ecosystem, and how even the smallest plant or animal can impact their environment.
This was a great book to explain how these sorts of communities in nature must maintain balance to thrive, and it’s a great length for very young readers. The illustrations are great, and fill each new species with color and life. JJ enjoyed it a lot, and this is great for anyone wanting to teach little readers about the importance of each great tree, and each little acorn. Baby Bookworm approved!