Most books that discuss flora and fauna for a particular geographic region are usually geared toward adults. This new book provides descriptions and beautiful illustrations to many of the neat things kids can see in a variety of habitats of the Pacific Northwest. While the sections on Forest, Beach, and Freshwater are good, the section on Backyards and Urban Parks is particular great. Kids need to learn that nature does exist in cities and where they live. Curious Kids Nature Guide should be on the bookshelf of every family in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia – it’s a great guide for kids to learn about the natural world outside their homes!
Fiona Cohen, Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2017), 96 pp. Recommended age: 5-9. Illustrated by Marni Fylling.
Publisher’s description Filled with fun facts and 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations, this nature guide will inspire kids to go outdoors and discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Did you know that baby raccoons are smaller than a bar of soap? Or that salmon smell using little pits in the front of their eyes? Curious Kids Nature Guide is filled with full-color illustrations and fun facts about the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, encouraging kids to discover and explore nature in their own backyards and beyond. Organized by habitat–forest, beach, fresh water, and backyards and urban parks–this book will teach kids about some of the most intriguing flora, fauna, and natural phenomena of the region while also sharing ecological lessons.