Item description for Fandex Family Field Guides: Trees (Fandex Family Field Guides) by Steven Aronson...
Overview Illustrated, individually die-cut cards features hundreds of intriguing facts, statistics, and trivia, plus a tree identification guide and a cultural history of trees. 50 cards. Color photos & illustrations.
Publishers Description Knowledge at your fingertips From the publisher of Brain Quest(r) comes FANDEX, a new idea in publishing for the whole family. Combining individually die-cut cards with full-color illustrations plus hundreds of intriguing facts, statistics, and trivia, each FANDEX FAMILY FIELD GUIDE is a hand-held deck of information. Other titles launching the series include: DOGS-the top breeds, with vital stats, temperament, breed history, and trivia; PRESIDENTS-all about America's 42 Presidents, from George Washington to William Jefferson Clinton; and CATS-a celebration of America's 1 pet, breed by breed, from the popular Silver Classic Tabby to the more exotic Korat, Chartreux, and Scottish Fold.
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Studio: Workman Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.2" Width: 10.77" Height: 1.05" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Fandex Family Field Guides
ISBN 0761112049 ISBN13 9780761112044 UPC 019628112040
Reviews - What do customers think about Fandex Family Field Guides: Trees?
A cute guide to trees for kids and parents alike... Feb 24, 2001
My kids find the Fandex format easy to use, and the information on them accessible. We have several, and they're fun for all of us to use together.
I like the fact that each page has illustrations that show the leaf, bark, and seeds. There is a brief description of the tree, some history as well as typical usage. Each page has the following descriptive categories: Leaves; Bark; Flowers; Fruit or Cones; Seeds; Tree Shape; Habitat; Range; and Other Names. Mind you, this is not a complete and scientific field guide for adults, but rather a book a family can take out on a day hike and have fun using.
The only quibble I have about these decks is that sometimes when they're completely fanned out, the edges of the illustrations get caught up in each other, making it hard to close them properly. But other than that, they're cute, informative, and a nice format for kids.
Disappointment Nov 13, 2000
I was very disappointed with this "book." I felt the variety of trees found in this collection to be far too minimal. If you plan on learning about trees in the winter, good luck. The primary method for identification is based on leaves. Although you can identify trees based on bark, etc. it would take hours with this manual. Also, it is far to bulky and awkward to comfortably carry along on a hike.
a stroke of genius Aug 31, 2000
I read a lot of field guides, and the format of this one is a stroke of genius. You match the leaf to the die cut leaves at the top of the "book" and you're well on your way. My kids also adore it.
Excellent, easy to find what you're looking for Dec 17, 1998
This guide is very easy to reference the tree that you are looking for without having to read a tremendous amount of information in typical identification guides.
concise, wonderful color pictures,historical antenotes. Sep 16, 1998
The Guide is good for initial identification to instruct and interest children. It also contains enough important information to impress the nature lover. The historical data and other interesting information makes for good reading.