Children will love this delightful, informative book about the Petrified Forest in the Arizona National Petrified Forest Park. Learn the science behind how petrified wood forms and how the park originated. Discover how living organisms become petrified. Find out what causes the beautiful array of colors in the stone. Learn about where petrified wood can be found. Uncover how and when the National Petrified Forest became a national park. Learn about the "curse" that some say haunts people who take pieces of petrified wood of the park. See the intricacies of petrified wood pieces found in the park. Understand the importance of preserving our National Park for future generations. Find out how we all can help save our national monument for future generations to enjoy. What children have said about this book: "I liked looking at the pictures of the petrified wood and learning how nature made them. The colors were really pretty.""I never knew that trees could turn into wood until I read this book. I liked learning about the National Petrified Forest and the stone trees. Maybe my family will take a trip there someday. I hope so."Children from 5th grade and up can read this book on their own to learn about this unique natural phenomenon. Includes over 30 full color images of the Petrified Forest, the Petrified Forest National Park, the unique Painted Desert and colorful pieces of petrified wood found inside the National Park.