Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review of "Little People Big Book About Seasons," Time Life for Children

Review of
Little People Big Book About Seasons, Time Life for Children ISBN 0809474700

Five out of five stars
 This book takes the young reader through the four seasons on what is a farm and what looks like an old one-room school building. There is also a barn, silo, windmill and a covered bridge over a stream. Wild and domesticated animals roam freely and there is a small pond with ducks and fish.
 The acts of nature and humans as they change through the seasons are covered at a level that is roughly that of the third grader. The reader is often challenged to identify specific things within the complex images. While some are easy to spot, there are challenges.
A few short poems, unrelated short stories as well as related in depth examinations of specific topics are covered. For example, there is an explanation of how a chick develops in an egg and then hatches. There is also the story of Johnny Appleseed, a man that did much to prepare the western wilderness for the arrival of settlers. Through his work of planting apple seeds, when the pioneers arrived there were apples for them to eat, a critical source of nutritious food.
 This is a delightful book that explains many things about the change of seasons in the northern sections of the northern hemisphere. There is a great deal of education contained in this book.

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