The Bamboo 竹子
Bammboo grows up straight and thin, with branches at the top. It has long leaves. It looks like a tree, but it is really a kind of grass.
There are more than five hundred kinds of bamboo in the world. Some grow over ten meters tall. Some are only a few inches tall. Bamboo grows best in warm and wet places.
The long stem of bamboo is hollow. They are light and strong. People use them to build houses and bridges. Bamboo is also made into paper. People like to eat them.
Do you like bamboo?