Wonders of Nature: Explorations in the World of Birds, Insects and Fish
excellent book for budding scientists!
WONDERS OF NATURE is a gorgeously illustrated, oversized book that discusses birds, fish, and bugs in an approachable way for young children. The large images display different features of the organisms (e.g. for birds, there are pages that shows different feather types, eggs, beaks, and feet from different bird species). There are several chapters on birds, bugs, and then fish (including some marine coral, starfish, and sting rays).
What I loved: The illustrations are large and absolutely lovely, appealing to budding scientists. The oversized pages are perfect for seeing more detail on the many creatures shown. There is a good breadth of species shown on each topic, all in gorgeously depicted and realistic-looking sketches. Each section also has a list of some of the species shown with some interesting facts about what makes them unique. Children will love this book not only for what they can learn but also just to look at the fantastic images.
Final verdict: This mesmerizing book is perfect for budding scientists who will enjoy the detail and lovely images throughout. With the oversized nature of the book, readers can get a closer look at birds, bugs, and fish through the large and detailed sketches. Highly recommend for animal lovers and curious minds across preschool and elementary ages.