NATURAL TREASURES FIELD GUIDE FOR KIDS by Elizabeth Biesiot

NATURAL TREASURES FIELD GUIDE FOR KIDS

Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A field guide, published in cooperation with the Denver Museum of Natural History, that encourages children to observe plants and animals in nature throughout the year. For each season, Biesiot presents a dozen animals in watercolors, with clues for finding the creatures, some of which are common (cicadas, spiders, robins, rabbits, earthworms, ants) and others that may require going farther afield (black bear, bison, elk, golden eagle). On the bottom of many pages are invitations for further investigation. Overall, Biesiot has good information to share, but the format of the book is cluttered, and the drawings lack detail. While appealing, they are not done to scale; from the tracks and figures of the black bear and chipmunk, readers could conclude that the animals are roughly the same size. (glossary, further reading, index). (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: June 1st, 1996
ISBN: 1-57098-082-9
Page count: 64pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1996