"...an ideal volume....The importance of a child-friendly alternative to the doomsday scenarios aimed at scaring Copenhagen policymakers into action is hard to overstate. Fleck is no screamer, but a modest and patient teacher intent upon introducing us to climate, then giving us tools to consider how best to understand the data behind purely terrifying predictions of drought and dessication of the West. The child who has read Fleck's book is less likely to waste water and far more likely to become a scientist."—Los Angeles Times
" The Tree Rings' Tale is a fine addition to any science or environmental studies collection."—Midwest Book Review
"Science is a fascinating and complex story that Fleck shares with younger readers, a group he is most interested in engaging. His enthusiasm for science as "the great adventure of our time" is contagious, and he uses tree ring science as a vehicle to explain the adventure of science in our own backyard."—New Mexico Kids!
"Focusing on the desert in which he lives, Fleck gives students a way to get involved in science, while sparking an interest in more than just tree rings."—Albuquerque the Magazine
"...a wonderful book....a stand-alone learning text of environmental studies..."—The Science Teacher
"( The Tree Rings' Tale) ignites the spirit of innovation and challenges readers to ask how to solve science puzzles....a stand-alone learning text of environmental studies..."—NSTA Recommends