Synopses & Reviews
This portable sized book is packaged in a sturdy treasure box that kids can fill with their finds--from shiny pebbles to acorns to bird feathers and berries. Incuded in the kit are a colorful mesh bag for gathering samples, and a magnifying box so kids aged 5 on up can study their natural treasures up close. This unique nature guide introduces grade schoolers to the flora, fauna, insects, and rocks they are most likely to see on a walk in the woods--pretty much anywhere in North America. Since the guide focuses on only the most popular wildlife, kids will feel instantly rewarded by spotting chipmunks and chicadees, sugar maples, and monarch butterflies for example. Detailed photos will be accompanied by the kinds of tidbits that encourage kids to observe, touch, and connect with nature in a meaningful way. A chart of animal droppings; tree IDs based on things kids will find on the ground (such as acorns and pine cones); a feature on how they can eat their way through the woods; and tree-climbing tips are just a few examples of the hands-on fun and learning to be found in this book. The treasure box (which will hold the book, mesh bag, and magnifying box) is 8 x 10 x 2 1/2" deep.
A field guide designed to get kids out and exploring the woods!
This unique, simple nature kit gives kids an accessible, engaging introduction to the woods—and the animals, insects, flora, and rocks that a nature walk will most likely reveal. Since the guide focuses on the most popular North American wildlife, kids will feel instantly rewarded when they spot a chipmunk, sugar maple, or monarch butterfly.
The portable, fully illustrated, flexibound guide includes tree-climbing tips, a chart for identifying animal droppings, a feature on edible forest finds, and more. It is packaged in a beautiful treasure box with magnetic closure, complete with compartments for kids’ prized discoveries, such as berries, acorns, and pebbles. Tucked into two of the compartments—and visible though the die-cut frame on the treasure box’s cover—are a mesh collecting bag for mess-free gathering and a magnifying jar for close-up observing.
About the Author
Emily Laber Warren is a science writer and editor who contributes to Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today, and Earth 3.0, among other publications. A former editor at Popular Science, she has taught feature writing in NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting school and feature writing at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is also the mother of twin boys who love to explore.