The US Forest Service just released a beautifully-illustrated, non-fiction children’s picture book that discusses why trees are sometimes cut down.
Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down? is a 41-page color picture book featuring 28 four-color illustrations.
It was written by Roberta Burzynski and illustrated by Juliette Watts, two long-time Forest Service employees who work out of Pennsylvania. This is Burzynski’s second published book; her first was Woodsy Owl’s ABCs. Watts has been illustrating professionally for more than 30 years.
The primary target audience for the book is 1st to 3rd graders, as well as parents and educators.
Some children are unaware that in order to reduce tree hazards, protect other trees, or to get wood, it...