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Filled with fun facts and 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations, this nature guide will inspire kids to go outdoors and discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
Did you know that baby raccoons are smaller than a bar of soap? Or that salmon smell using little pits in the front of their eyes?
Curious Kids Nature Guide is filled with full-color illustrations and fun facts about the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, encouraging kids to discover and explore nature in their own backyards and beyond. Organized by habitat--forest, beach, fresh water, and backyards and urban parks--this book will teach kids about some of the most intriguing flora, fauna, and natural phenomena of the region while also sharing ecological lessons.
From School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—This compact title looks at the animals and plants in four ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest: forests, beaches, freshwater, and backyards/parks. There's not much information on most of the species listed, but there are enough facts to engage casual readers. One of the largest sections in the book is appropriately dedicated to salmon, a staple of the region. However, many of the flora and fauna discussed (such as gulls, osprey, owls, ravens, and mallards) are fairly common to other places in North America. Fylling's illustrations are detailed and appealing, accurately portraying the various creatures in their habitats. Sidebars are also peppered throughout, often containing fascinating anecdotes. The text is easily readable and accessible, and the trim size makes this volume great for slipping into backpacks. VERDICT Not a must-have, but a fine addition to large geography or nature guide collections.—Lisa Nabel, Tacoma Public Library, WA
A PNBA Bestseller!
"This beautiful field guide with winsome scientific illustrations encourages kids to get outside and experience nature with all of their senses."
"A fine primer for children and families ready to explore Cascadia’s extraordinary habitats."
"Encourage outdoor exploration and provide a summer teaching moment — without your kids even knowing it. Area resident Fiona Cohen’s descriptions of the flora and fauna are short, clear and fun, with lots of kids-friendly facts that will stick in their brains (and yours)."
"Curious Kids Nature Guide explores the wonders of our Pacific Northwest playground with fun facts and illustrations that will have little adventurers itching to get outdoors."
“If you have a little kid with big curiosity…about the amazing array of critters and plants sharing our lush NW environment, [this book] will likely provide answers to his or her questions and spark many more.”
—Seattle’s Child"Older kids who love spouting off animal facts will be all about this beautifully illustrated exploration of Pacific Northwest nature."
—Seattle Met Magazine"Children who love the outdoors will appreciate this new book, which introduces our region's flora and fauna with simple, easy-to-follow text and meticulous line drawings."
—Portland Oregonian"This book is a great complement to adventuring families."
—PDX Parent"[This book will] help our kids learn more about our incredible area, while developing their love of learning."
—Northwest Healthy Mama"There is so much that my children are going to learn, and I couldn’t be more excited. I recommend this nature book for any Pacific Northwest family."
—Brought to You By Mom
"I love how the book provides different layers to learning, which is part of its broad age appeal. I enjoyed reading it as much as my daughter did."
—Special Needs Travel Mom
"Not only is there a beautifully illustrated picture guide available for the kids (and me!) but then there is 1+ paragraph about each amazing creature with great details."
—Long Wait for Isabella
"Delightful… Cohen has given just enough information to intrigue the curi