Sunday, August 05, 2007

Farmyard Tales First Nature Book

A book I ordered to put away for Little Cherub arrived today: The Usborne Farmyard Tales First Nature Book (not to be confused with the Usborne First Book of Nature, which is something else entirely).

It is exactly what it says on the cover - a lovely first nature book for little ones. Both Angel and Star went through stages of enjoying the Farmyard Tales books, a series of easy readers with dual text (each page has a simple sentence for the beginning reader, together with slightly harder text to be read aloud or later for the child to read themselves). The First Nature Book has the same characters introducing various aspects of nature study. There are clear pictures of common birds, insects, trees, wildflowers and so on for the child to identify, and a number of simple nature activity ideas. I'm sure I have all the information and ideas already in other books, but this pulls it all together neatly into an appealing format for preschoolers and beginning schoolers. Each page also has the usual Farmyard Tales hidden duck to hunt for. And the Book People are selling it for £2.99.

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