Naturewatch: Exploring Nature with Your Children

Adrienne Katz, Author, Bridget Lewer, Illustrator Da Capo Press $9.95 (128p) ISBN 978-0-201-10457-8
In a compendium of information about nature, Katz extends an invitation to readers to have fun withand learn aboutthe world around them. With items from the home and instructions for both children and adults (in dark and light type), almost everyone who wants to can construct small moss gardens and caterpillar cages, learn how to dry flowers, and string seeds into necklaces. They'll also be able to identify plants to use for the dyeing of fabrics, make hedgehog shelters, birdwatch, and care for injured birds (with appropriate warnings against trying to so do). Variety runs high throughout this book, which is written in a tone that speaks to adults and children as equals. The pictures will help readers to make their daisy chains with ease, prepare herbs for footbaths, grow plants from leftover potatoes and carrot topseach page contains experiments, observations and rules of nature. A thoughtful, engaging work, with gentle hints for learning from nature without harming the environment. (All ages)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
Genre: Nonfiction
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