Wonders of Nature: Explorations in the World of Birds, Insects and Fish

Wonders of Nature: Explorations in the World of Birds, Insects and Fish

 
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Wonders of Nature: Explorations in the World of Birds, Insects and Fish
Age Range
2+
Release Date
October 02, 2018
ISBN
978-3791373652
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Bright-eyed birds, evanescent butterflies, tropical fish and other pleasures await the readers of this large format book that will appeal to young children's curiosity about the natural world. Reminiscent of the watercolors of Ernst Haeckel, John James Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian, these charming and expertly rendered pictures of birds, insects, and fish will provide hours of exploration. Presented in double-page spreads, interspersed with informative texts, Guiraud's illustrations capture the wondrous beauty that populates our oceans, forests, and fields. Her expressive illustrations create a sense of intimacy and empathy with the natural world and their exquisite detail rewards close investigation. Certain to captivate both children and adults, this magnificent book will instill in its readers a connection to the world around them and ignite a sense of wonder about all living things.

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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.

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