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More Fun With Nature (Take Along Guides) Hardcover – December 1, 2001
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Evert is a nature book editor and freelance writer for several wildlife publications.
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.
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The book has it's good and bad points. While it covers lots of different areas-what it does cover is VERY basic-kind of like a starting point in several natural fields. The drawings are OK-but to be honest they are not clear enough for proper id of many things-for example, several of the seed id's-even I as an adult couldn't tell one from the other. I think either better art or photos would have been more appropriate in this type of book.
The age range suggested is 7 to 10. My 8 year old son did skim through it, but nothing really seemed to grab him. He's pretty "into" all things nature, and has many field guides-so-a child just starting out might appreciate it more.
The craft aspect I give 0 stars-as the projects are few, and VERY simplistic and barely explained-very poor- do not buy if you are looking for nature crafts:(
Overall, I'd suggest it for a young 6-8 aspiring naturalist-if you buy it used-I wouldn't suggest paying full price as it's honestly pretty run of the mill.
My daughter always has one of these books nearby - she's sitting on the couch reading one right now.
A good deal of information is presented in a neat, friendly way. We used this book to identify a luna moth and a douglas squirrel within days of arriving in Washington. Although not as thorough as a field guide, the format makes it very accessible (and therefore more likely to be read) to children.
I highly recommend both books and look forward to purchasing more in the series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are the best! Lets kids explore and fall in love with the natural world by teaching entertaining context for what they see. Love the series.Published 1 month ago by Literary Equivalent
What a great deal to have all of these books in one bound copy. Thank you.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This series is great for a budding naturalist. Just the right amount of info for a younger child with thorough graphics.Published 2 months ago by Alisha Thibodeau
A little too big to be a good trail book--but the several 'books within a book' make it great for home use. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Beth SD
My kids (age 5 & 7) love these books. Very informative and educational. Helps young ones to appreciate and enjoy nature.Published 22 months ago by Christina Fox
These books are great, my kids have a few of them and my 9 year and 5 year girls LOVE them! If you have a nature child in your house, these are a must have.Published on July 23, 2014 by LindaQ