• Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

  • Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest
  • By: Peter Wohlleben
  • Narrated by: Blair Stainton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins

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Publisher's Summary

WINNER OF THE AAAS/SUBARU PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE BOOKS

BASED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES 

This interactive book for kids aged 8-10 introduces the wonderful science of the forest through outdoor activities, quizzes, fun facts, and more!

Discover the secret life of trees with this nature and science book for kids: Can You Hear the Trees Talking? shares the mysteries and magic of the forest with young listeners, revealing what trees feel, how they communicate, and the ways trees take care of their families. The author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, tells kids about the forest internet, aphids who keep ants as pets, nature’s water filters, and more fascinating things that happen under the canopy.

Featuring simple activities kids can try on their own, along with quizzes and more, Can You Hear the Trees Talking? covers a range of amazing topics, including:

  • How trees talk to each other (hint: through the wood wide web!) 
  • Why trees are important in the city 
  • How trees make us healthy and strong 
  • How trees get sick, and how we can help them get better 

This engaging book encourages at-home learning and fun as kids discover the wonder of the natural world outside their windows.

"Lush full-color photos and pictures create an immersive experience and the layout facilitates engaged, delighted learning. ... this book may prompt frequent family visits to, and a new appreciation for, neighborhood trees and local forests.”—Washington Parent

©2019 Peter Wohlleben (P)2022 Greystone Kids

Critic Reviews

“A forest's worth of appealing sidebars, pop-up quizzes with fascinating statistics, and colorful photographs add to a strong subtext: Forest preservation is not just important, but imperative. A tree-treatise treat.”
—Kirkus (Starred Review) 

“[Can You Hear the Trees Talking] presents a beautifully laid-out walk through the forest with a kindly guide, who points out fascinating sights and intriguing phenomena. Captivating, close-up photos illuminate the engaging text, making this both a superb classroom resource and a strong choice for young browsers.” Publishers Weekly

Can You Hear the Trees Talking? is a fantastic and accessible version of his bestselling The Hidden Life of Trees. [Wohlleben] poses a series of basic questions for his readers—can trees talk, are trees brave, do trees sleep at night, how do trees know when it’s spring—and offers them his unique knowledge and shares his passion for trees, wonderful photographs of his forest and fun quizzes and simple activities.” The Globe and Mail 

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