<p>This book about nature and the changing seasons focuses on a young boy and a very special apple tree. In Gail Gibbons”s bright illustrations, Arnold collects apple blossoms in spring, builds a tree house in summer, makes apple pie and cider in the fall, and hangs strings of popcorn and berries for the birds in winter, among other seasonal activities. Includes a recipe for apple pie and a description of how an apple cider press works.</p><p>The noted nonfiction author presents an accessible, factual account of the seasonal changes a boy's apple tree undergoes. "The adventure aspect and the special features (such as the apple pie recipe) will undoubtedly hold a child's interest." — <i>Science Books and Films</i></p>
As an introduction to the Sensational Seasons unit, students will explore how an apple tree changes with the seasons. Students will complete a craft that depicts how the apple tree looks during each season.