Tuesday, April 16, 2013

DK Nature books

Spring means something special for us – exploring the outdoors and discovering the creatures and plants found around us.   Since the snow has melted and hopefully the sun will shine through the clouds soon, I though it would be nice to present you two books from DK which will help you to explore the nature with your kids.

9781465402479HThe first book I want to present you is titled Spot the Bug.  Last year, I had the opportunity to review the book Spot the Bird and this new book has the same concept in mind. Essentially, the book will introduce you and your kids to the world of bugs that can be found in your backyard or in your neighborhood.    It contains numerous photographs of over 100 insects and creepy crawlies and will help you to identify them with information about their features, what they eat, where they live, and whether they live in colonies or alone.  Some of the insects you will find in this book are the honey bee, the carpet beetle, the field grasshopper, the crab spider, the housefly, the gypsy moth, the ladybug (obviously!) and more.   Stickers are also included in order to challenge your kids to keep track of their findings and create their persona9781465402196Hl bug journal.    I am looking forward in seeing which bug will cross our paths in 2013.

The second book will help you identify plants that can be found everywhere – trees.  In What’s That Tree?  you will be able to find identification information about commonly found trees.    This book will definitively be a great item to have when we start our camping season since the campground has numerous trees on its property.   We will easily be able to grab this pocket resource in order to practice identifying the trees found in their nature paths.    This book contains information about more than 150 North American common species and you will be able to use the pictures to help you find which tree your are studying.  The book will present you the leaves and fruits of the trees as well as some key information you need to know about them.   My only disappointment with this book is that there isn’t a picture of the bark of each tree.  The book is divided in three main sections: conifers, broadleaves simple and broadleaves compound.

There is nothing like the warm weather to encourage you to study the nature and I look forward to expand our knowledge on trees, birds and bugs this year.  DK Canada is currently having a Earth Day Boutique with some specials on books celebrating all the good things that come from the earth and live on the Earth.   Check out the various books they have to offer  for your nature studies this spring, summer and fall seasons by clicking on the image below!


Spot the Bug and What’s that Tree? are available at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.



Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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