Backpack Explorer: Discovering Plants and Flowers

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Pub Date 26 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 26 Mar 2024
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC

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Head outside and learn about the amazing plants and flowers all around! In the seventh book of the Backpack Explorer series, junior naturalists search for ferns, wildflowers, grasses, water plants, edible plants, and more in this take-along nature book. Backpack Explorer: Discovering Plants & Flowers is packed with prompts and activities, including 12 interactive field guides, sensory scavenger hunts, activities such as Paint with Dandelions, Watch a Flower Grow, and discovery zone pages with tips for identifying plants and flowers, plant science, leaf shapes, seeds, pollination, and more. With a real magnifying glass, stickers, and a log for recording plant finds, this book is the perfect take along for outdoor-loving kids for their next nature adventure.

Head outside and learn about the amazing plants and flowers all around! In the seventh book of the Backpack Explorer series, junior naturalists search for ferns, wildflowers, grasses, water plants...

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ISBN 9781635866759
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Backpack Explorer, Discovering Plants and Flowers will really get the children interested in learning about plants, flowers and nature.

Discovering their senses in nature with a good clear guide aimed stimulating and keeping their interest.

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This is a lovely, child friendly guide on plants we regularly see. The book is divided into types of plants such as grass, pond and berries and has beautiful pictures and explanations. There are diagrams that are labelled and easy to read and little 'closer look' signs to focus on some plants in more detail. There.are stickers at the back and activity ideas to engage children with nature. A wonderful read.

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An accessible and informative guide to backyard and everyday plants and flowers, this book was lovely! Not only did it help with identification, it also broke down plants by categories AND included interactive scavenger hunts, Do-it-yourself crafts and activities and art guides. Such a fun gift for any nature-loving kid, or that parent trying to encourage more outside time.

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I can’t wait to buy this for my twins! They have all of these Backyard Explorer books and have been asking if there are any new ones. They get my kids reading and writing while exploring. I think this is my favorite one so far!

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This beautiful, colorful, interactive book is designed to get kids outside playing with Mother Nature. This title will appeal to 1st-4th grade students most. There is a combination of facts, activities, and personal reflection via questions posed by the book that will interest young people.

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What a brilliant book. I'll be buying the hardback copy when it comes out to take with me on my nature walks with my little girl. It is comprehensive in its topics and engaging for children. It is also useful for parents who may have forgotten some plant basics.

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This is an exceptional book. I plan to purchase a copy and use it for my son’s education once he is able to learn to read. The activities are perfect for 6-9 age ranges, and I do plan to adapt some of them for preschoolers.

My only gripe is that the US edition should note when plants (ex wineberry) are invasive. It does not include this, and I saw a few invasive species on there.

The drawings are excellent, and I feel it is a large variety of materials.

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Backpack Explorer: Discovering Plants and Flowers is an adorable book for children. It helps walk children through exploring plants and flowers in their own back yard. In each section they include examples of the part of the plant they are talking about. The language is easy to understand and the structure of the book is easy to follow. The parts of the flower go from big to small (the last is the seed). I als0 just love the photographs; they are beautiful. Children also have stickers to place in their book for when they see a specific plant! I am an adult and not only I would love to share this with my kids, but I love it for myself.

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What a treasure of a book! Beautiful and informative. A great gift and full of fabulous facts. Grab a magnifying glass and this book and your little one will have hours of fun! An absolute must if you want to build an awareness and love of nature in your children! Stunning images and beautifully simple to follow.

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Unexpected fun from this book. We are so impressed with this book and everything that we have learned from it.The real life illustrations are what really grabbed our attention and why we keep going back to look at the book again and again. My 4 year old is in love with the book and keeps wanting to discover more. You will learn all kinds and types of flowers and plants. So many we didn't even know about. The book is so interactive you will find something new every time you read it. We learned to be creative with plants, act like a bee, make a beautiful flower bouquet and even go on a scavenger hunt. We really enjoyed this book. We received it as an ARC but we will be adding it to our collection, it's so wonderful. I highly recommend this to share with your little ones and for the classroom

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Learning about nature in the backyard garden or while hiking with family and friends, using “Backpack Explorer: Discovering Plants and Flowers,” youngsters will learn to identify both blooming and non-flowering plants; recognize leaves of different species of plants, flowers and trees; make bouquets and weavings with flora; understand pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds; and much, much more.

While using this colorful interactive activity book full of cheerful illustrations and lovely photography, children will learn by seeing and doing suggested projects. The explanations about topics are well-explained for a child’s reading comprehension, with photos or art illustrations alongside to assist with understanding.

A really cool art activity that’s suggested and demonstrated is making pictures using “paint” from the juices, saps and resins of berries, flowers and other plants. Learning to make flower crowns is another project perfect for every little princess and prince while adventuring. I’m also excited to learn these techniques as well!

In addition, there’s a set of charming stickers in the back of the printed edition that readers can match to complementary images throughout the book.

JoyReaderGirl1 graciously thanks NetGalley and Storey Publishing, LLC, an imprint of Workman Publishing Co., a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc. for this advanced reader’s copy (ARC) for review.

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This is such an amazing fun and interactive books for children of all ages! It features attractive and bright pages filled with information that children will really be able to engage with. The artwork in this book really makes each page stand out in a way that will grab children's attention. The best feature of this book are the fun activities, I have found with my own son that he learns best when he is able to interact with the topic and these pages do just that! This is the perfect book to take along on Spring/Summer walks, to get your kids back into nature and to have lots of fun together!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher/Author for the opportunity to review this book.

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What a delightful book. It is so visually interesting. I found it interesting and informative.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for gifting me this arc in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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love that this book introduces information in an age appropriate, interactive, and fun way! The activities encourage using all five senses and concious thinking. It would be a great addition to family nature walks in the suburbs and parks!

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Forest Schoolers at the ready, the new Backpack Explorer book is a wonderful companion to going out exploring in your garden, local parks and woodland. When this book releases in Spring 2024, the blossom will be in bloom and you and your mini botanists can head out, backpack on, book in hand, for some plant-based fun.

We read it with children aged 4 and 6 and they were fascinated by the facts. The layout is great, simple enough not to overwhelm but with plenty of information. The best part about this book is the lovely activities it encourages, all planned out, so that you can head out on an 'expedition' to find items from scavenger hunts, behave like bees and pollinate the wild flowers around you, paint with petals and berries and generally 'get your mess on' in an immersive play kind of way.

This book is perfect for anyone who wants to encourage their curious EYFS/KS1 children outdoors into nature to learn first-hand about the flora. The only downside of this charming companion to experimental learning would be that our children have tried to use the book as proof that jam is one of their 5 a day!!

Thank you NetGalley and Storey Publishing for sending this eBook for review consideration. All opinions are our own.

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