The Nature Treasury: A First Look at the Natural World
Maple Tree, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his oversize, colorful hardcover entices kids to look closely at the natural world in all its engaging variety. For interactive fun, readers are encouraged to find and count highlighted animals (shown on top of their shadows) in pictures of various landscapes.
ll Kinds of Animals
are presented, from
, with pictures of examples in each category. Next come
All Kinds of Plants
. We learn how different plants and animals grow, through sample life cycles. A chart shows chains of what critters eat (often other animals). We see elements of the environment -
- up close and in detail.
nterspersed throughout are landscapes full of different plants and animals to find among the trees, in the snow, or under the ocean - a North American Mixed Forest, a South American Rain Forest, a North American Prairie, African Savanna, Arctic Tundra, Arabian Desert, a West European Lake, a North American River, the Atlantic Ocean, and the colorful Great Barrier (Coral) Reef.
he Nature Treasury
is a treasure. Use it to introduce children to the wonders of the outdoors all over the world.
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