children, nature

The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature

The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature
By: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Educators
Illustrator: László Veres
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Genre: Children / Nature
ISBN: 978-1-889538-88-4
Pages: 120
Price: $16.95

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A budding naturalist needs a good guidebook. Brooklyn Botanic Garden has created The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature to give kids a head-start in learning about the natural world around them.

Before they’re off and running, children are introduced to the tools they will need to begin exploring. Then they are guided on a seasonal tour of the woods, meadows, beaches and city. Kids will discover the different animals and plants they can expect to encounter, plus the seasonal activities each will display. Drawings of the natural world, some of which are number-coded to identify specific items in the scene, accompany the text.

This book was created with the city dweller in mind, and many of the photos and descriptions pertain to animals and plants kids will find there. But there is enough diversity to also educate the suburban or country child. I highly recommend this interesting and informative guide.

Reviewer: Alice Berger