My Big Book of Outdoors; Tim Hopgood
Candlewick Studio - 2022
( Ages 7-9 )
My Big Book of Outdoors is a great book to introduce young children to the magic of nature and all that the outdoors has to offer all year round. The book is divided by seasons and not only do children learn what happens each season but there are also lovely poems peppered among the excellent watercolor illustrations. The designs are so well done, they are vivid and just lovely to look at and discuss. A section on birds shows not only the names but the different types of eggs and feathers associated with the birds as well. The spring flower bulb section also shows the names with each picture as does the section on bees, butterflies and other insects. The same is true for summer fruits and veggies. Fall leaves are identified as are winter animal tracks. I loved that there were also some easy projects for children and adults to do together: making a bird feeder, making a bug hotel, creating a leaf mobile and making paper snowflakes.
This is truly a gorgeous resource book and one that is sure to get young ones excited about nature and the great outdoors. Highly recommended for personal collections and school and public libraries as well.
NOTE: This book was sent to me by the publisher at no cost in exchange for my unbiased review.