The Best Tree

Gold Word Publishing
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A tiger and a peacock have a favourite tree - the best tree. This book of charming illustrations, without being pedantic or preachy, subtly introduces the theme of deforestation. Useful to teachers and parents who want to introduce and discuss the topic of care for the planet and the impact of humankind on the natural world.

 

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Gold Word Publishing
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Published on
Mar 12, 2015
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Pages
15
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ISBN
9781909379213
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
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Eligible for Family Library

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