Wonderful World of Nature
Disney, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
sing characters from the Disney production of
The Jungle Book
, this lavishly illustrated volume takes children on an exploratory trip around the globe to visit vast deserts, high mountain peaks, lush forests and the ocean floor.
fter a general introduction where the flora and fauna of boreal, temperate and tropical forests is introduced, the reader will go on to visit temperate grasslands, deserts like the Sahara, lofty mountains such as the Himalayas, and marine environments varying from coral reefs and tide pools to the mysterious bathypelagic or
zone of the ocean.
fter this whirlwind tour of some of the natural wonders of Earth, the book addresses some of the concerns of pollution and what it is doing to our rivers, lakes and wetlands.
uch of the information here is presented in a question and answer format. For example: '
What are some trees found in the Amazonian rain forest? Where are the world's grasslands? What do animals need to survive in the desert?
lthough the topic is obviously not handled in depth,
The Wonderful World of Nature
does offer an attractive introduction to a vast subject that the youngster will one day hopefully study in greater detail. After reading this book, ask your child what he or she would like to learn more about. It might be the ocean, African animals or perhaps bears.
arents home schooling their child, teachers and school librarians will find this book and the others in the
series ideal resources for introducing children to broad subject areas such as animals, dinosaurs, sharks and space.
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