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Fun With Nature: Take Along Guide (Take Along Guides) Hardcover – December 1, 1998

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Fun with Nature is six nature handbooks in one. Each of the book's six sections--"Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies"; "Frogs, Toads and Turtles"; "Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks"; "Snakes, Salamanders and Lizards"; "Tracks, Scats and Signs"; and "Trees, Leaves and Bark"--is like its own self-contained book. Although nothing is covered in great depth, the reader does not feel short-changed. The text, illustrations and easy-to-follow format of the first four sections teach us what each animal looks like, what it eats and where it can be found. The section focusing on tracks, droppings (scat) and signs is organized by habitat and includes information about a number of animals, each shown in the setting where it is most likely to be sighted. The book's final section, about trees, leaves and bark, is particularly striking. The stark layout highlights the illustrations and brings details to the forefront. Most notable are the drawings of bark. They show the texture so realistically that there almost appear to be actual pieces of bark pasted onto the page. The book has several blank pages at the end of each section, should your young explorer wish to make sketches or take notes. Some hands-on activities are also suggested. In addition, advice and special warnings that will enhance your outings are set off in boxes at the bottom of many pages. Contrary to the title, this volume is a bit too heavy to work well as a field guide on a hike, but it's a great resource for reading beforehand and for referring to on your return. Young naturalists will enjoy this book.

Joan Silberlicht Epstein

About the Author

Mel Boring is the author of a number of nonfiction picture books, as well as a novel. He lives in Rockford, Iowa, with his family.

Leslie Dendy has been teaching biology and chemistry for nearly thirty years. She is the author of "Tracks, Scats, and Signs" and lives with her husband in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Burns is a teacher and author of 14 nonfiction books.

Leslie Dendy has been teaching biology and chemistry for nearly thirty years. She is the author of "Tracks, Scats, and Signs" and lives with her husband in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Series: Take Along Guides
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc; Take-Along Guides edition (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559717025
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559717021
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
If you ever go camping, this book is a must!! Fun with Nature describes everything from trees to rabbits to snakes to butterflies to animal droppings - called 'scat'! I didn't know that - did you?? With colorful illustrations and fact-filled pages, you can look up and indentify all sorts of things found in nature. Each page describes an animal, plant or insect in easy-to-read detail and helps you to indentify and learn about what you might encounter. Fun facts dots the pages, too. The entries are divided into sections to make referencing easy and at the end of each section is a fun enrichment activity to do. Blank pages also create a place to record your findings on your outings. My family took this book on our camping trips and half of our fun was spent identifying the squirrels, butterflies, trees and insects that we came across. Even us adults were hooked - making this a great activity for all ages to get involved with. As an elementary school teacher, I can use this with my class, too! I can't recommend this book enough! You'll love it!
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I bought this book along with Carson Adventure Pak Containing 5x30 Binocular, Lensatic Compass, Flashlight, & Whistle/Thermometer so that we could start bird-watching and taking nature walks as a family. This book does not have much on birds, but the companion book Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take-Along Guides) can be purchased separately for bird watching. Although this book is hardbound and heavy, it is still compact enough to insert into a backpack and take along on a nature walk or hike. This book is actually a compilation of six different books: two written by Mel Boring, three written by Diane L. Burns, and one written by Leslie Dendy. Illustrations for all six books by Linda Garrow.

We have already completed the "Make a Pinecone Snackbar" activity, and my daughter wants to complete the "Make a Toad House" activity next. This book is great and will keep children and adults entertained as a family for some time. I like the scrapbook that is provided at the end of each book for notes and observations. FIVE STARS!!

Here is a break-down of the book:

Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies (Mel Boring) - Introduction, a sub-section on Caterpillars, a sub-section on Bugs, a sub-section on Butterflies and Moths, an activity at the end of each sub-section, and a scrapbook at the end.

Frogs, Toads and Turtles (Diane L. Burns) - Introduction, a sub-section on Frogs, a sub-section on Toads, a sub-section on Turtles, an activity at the end of each sub-section, and a scrapbook at the end.

Snakes, Salamanders and Lizards (Diane L.
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I wanted a nature book to supplement the Charlotte Mason teaching method and decided on this book for my son. I purchased this from a private sellar for $5 in the Plastic Comb version and it's very easily to handle and turn (much better than Hardcover version). Very satisfied with the information, ease of reading and even extra activities in throughout each section.
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Format: Hardcover
I cant recommend this book enough, the layout and subject matter covered is great. I recommend this to parents and teachers alike.
Simply wonderful.
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By A Customer on November 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. I found it when I was at the nature art museum in Jackson Hole. I cannot wait to use this when I become a teacher. I am already using it in my classes for lesson plans. I will definitely use this when I have my own children too.
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This guidebook is a compilation of 6 other guidebooks. The information is detailed enough for children but not overwhelming (one page per animal/plant). The drawings are colorful and appear to be exact. Each section includes related activities to do with your child and journal pages for your child to draw his/her findings. I also love that this book is hardback. It is heavy to carry on nature walks but it will outlast a paperback version.
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This book is one of a series that helps kids look a little more closely at the animals, insects and nature in general around us. Each section has the where's, why's and what's of dozens of animals, trees and foliage, insects, small creatures and lizards. The ones in this book will most likely be encountered by children in their daily outdoor activity. This particular book is a good one to start with, especially with younger children. The other books expand on one chapter and have many more examples of their particular subject. For instantance, in CATERPILLARS, BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES, there are more examples of each catagory.

I especially like that there is a place after each chapter for your child to put their own discoveries, in the form of drawings, photos, poems or stories of their adventures.

Book was well packed with another book and arrived on time.
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We homeschool our children and love this book. It is organized by different types of animals and trees and is filled with beautiful illustrations and useful information. You learn everything from animal habitats to identification through those habitats and even animal scat (poop)! The pages are thick and also provide room for drawing or writing. The hardcover makes it sturdy as you will want to use this book again and again.
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