Strange Trees and the Stories Behind Them ~ Book Review

Strange Trees and the Stories Behind Them is written originally in French by Bernadette Pourquie, translated by Yolanda Stern Broad, and illustrated by Cecile Gambini.

Sixteen trees are shared in this beautifully illustrated picture book. There are fascinating stories behind the nicknames of these trees. We enjoyed reading two stories a day for a couple of weeks as part of our morning reading routine. 

There were so many trees we had never heard of, like the Rainbow Tree (Mindanao Gum Tree) or the Sausage Tree (Kigelia Africana), or even the Dynamite Tree (Sandbox Tree)! 

We liked looking at the map at the start of the book to see where the trees can be found in the world. After reading each and looking at the illustrations, we often googled images and more information about each tree. It was a really wonderful experience to learn more about trees in this way! 

Strange Trees and the Stories Behind Them can be found at : 

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review from Raincoast Books. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on our personal experience. Your experience may differ.