What Are You Doing Today, Mother Nature?
Travel the world with 48 nature stories, for every month of the year
by Lucy Brownridge
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Pub Date 12 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 30 Jun 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions
Arranged around the full cycle of a calendar year, each month chapter features four stories each from a different part of the world to show that while somewhere it is hot summer, somewhere else is in the middle of winter, while some are dry and others are rainy.
48 story spreads tell fascinating single stories of animals and nature from each month of the year, showing how the changing of the seasons takes place around the world, promoting an international sense of the weather, seasons and cycles of nature from very big, to ever-so-small.
This captivating book will transport readers across the globe, teaching them about the different kinds of weather and wildlife all across the planet.
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Average rating from 12 members
This book is divided into the months of the year and tells short, 1-page stories about different parts of the world each month of the year. The stories discuss the plants and animals interacting together in their habitat during each passing month and season. With beautiful, intricate pictures and short 1-2 sentence blurbs of text scattered throughout the picture, a story can be told in short spurts across one page. There is tons of great geographic and scientific information about things such as life cycles, weather, plants and animals adaptations, astronomy and more. I think this book will be intriguing and educational for children interested in learning more about the vast and beautiful world we live in. I love that it is organized by month so that you can see that different months are different seasons depending on where in the world you live. I also think that it is great that there are such a mix of ideas and content because auroras and eclipses are as interesting as life cycles and adaptations, each in their own way.
I could definitely see this book in my Grade 3 classroom library and would highly recommend it to parents and teachers of children in the age 5-12 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
I am in awe of the absolutely stunning illustrations. I really enjoyed reading this and felt there was plenty of facts about each natural event. My favourite illustration was the angry squirrel at the end!
I would really recommend this for children with an interest in colourful books and the natural world.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. Unfortunately, since I cannot download it in the format to my Kindle, I am unable to read and review. Thank you.
From Trinidad, Nepal, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and more this book covers so much of the Earth. I think, perhaps, I didn’t know what to expect when reading the description because this not only exceeded my expectations but went above and beyond in more ways than one.
I originally viewed this as a book for children and it absolutely is but as an adult this book will teach you many things. I believe I averaged about 3-5 things per page that I simply hadn’t known and when the books focal point is the imagery (which I will get to next) and has several, simple sentences to summarize and inform on the imagery… well, that’s spectacular writing. It was thorough, to the point and attention grabbing — both the imagery and the information provided.
I don’t know you but I know upon reading this book you’ll be transported to places and live lives of beings you never knew existed on this beautiful planet.
The imagery is stunning. Everything captured is very realistic and filled with many shades of ever color imaginable. If I’m to reflect on this books artistry I think I’d be sent back to one of the first pages that beautifully crafted macaws in Peru. This page, in art, would be my favorite.
5/5, I’m very grateful to have been one of the first to experience the world in such a way at home for free. I would and will purchase this for preschool curriculum and I can think of several activities already that could go hand in hand with these pages.
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