First Lessons in Nature Study
Delightful living science book introduces children to various insects, and plant and animal life by ecosystem and similar characteristics. For example, the chapter on milk and animals that feed it to their young weaves together cows, rabbits, bats, the whale, tigers, the black bear and more. Chapters offer so much more than scientific characteristic and detail, so children are taken on a journey through the science with narrative and poetry, making this a charming read-aloud for families. Quaint black and white illustrations are fitting for this 1932 reproduction, although some appear blurry making finer detail challenging to see. It would be helpful to have a supplemental science encyclopedia or the internet handy to allow students to view relevant full-color photographs or images. ~Deanne
A delightful introduction to a variety of plants and animals, made especially interesting by the categories into which they are grouped. Readers will discover what plants provide sugar, which ones furnish fiber, and seven different ways plants have of dispersing their seeds. They will also meet many animals that vary widely in looks and behavior. Some have fins, others fur or feathers. Some are footless, while others have as many as one hundred feet. They will encounter animals that spin and animals that make their homes in a variety of places including caves, earth, and wood. Each chapter has questions to ponder and activities to do indoors and out.
Each of these nature-filled books feature beautiful stories about animals and their habits during the seasons of the year. Dallas Sharp’s unique way of writing makes the reader feel as though they are seeing the dialogue first-hand. He paints such a pretty picture with his eloquent use of words. There are many graphics of animals included throughout. Each book features a slim paperback format that includes between 120-150 pages.