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My First Book of Nature

Written by Camilla de la Bedoyere

Illustrated by Jane Newland

My First Book of Nature Synopsis

Bright, engaging and fun, this is the perfect package of inspiration to spark a little one's interest in the great outdoors. Split into four clear sections: Plants, Bugs, Birds and Animals, plus a glossary at the back, discover how seeds grow, why some bugs are stripy, how penguins live, why chameleons change colour and much more. Jane Newland's charming illustrations are accompanied by carefully written text for young readers by children's natural history author Camilla de la Bedoyere. There's a ladybird to spot in every scene for an added element of fun. Includes 4 tear-out wipe-clean spotting cards, ideal for using on a nature walk or even just in the garden and encouraging a sense of adventure.

My First Book of Nature Press Reviews

My First Book of Nature is a really gorgeous large-format book that, as its title suggests, offers an introduction to a range of plants, creatures and habitats, as well as touching on life cycles and changes such as metamorphosis. From bugs and plants to animals and ocean life, the spreads are beautifully illustrated and informative, offering much for the young reader to dip into and for the adult to explore with them. There are sometimes surprising facts that adult and child might not know, such as bumblebees sleeping underground in winter, or that spiders can taste with their feet! The information is provided in short sections of text, often in a step by step format such as for life cycles, or how a spider makes its web - so it is not overwhelming. The colourful painted illustrations add to the pages' appeal. Lots to enjoy and find out and a perfect book for dipping into. While there isn't an index - making this a book for browsing rather than using for topic work - there is a useful list of 'nature words' at the end, including a simple description for example for insect, nectar and larva. There are also wipe-clean boards that children can use to record what they have spotted - a bug, plant, bird or animal - and which can be used by children in groups during nature walks, or copied and handed out -- Maria Mace * Reading Zone *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787410695
Publication date: 3rd May 2018
Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere
Illustrator: Jane Newland
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Camilla de la Bedoyere

Camilla De La Bedoyere (Author) Camilla de la Bedoyere has an academic background in zoology and has written more than 200 books for children and adults. She lives in London with her family and is a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Jane Newland (Illustrator) Jane Newland studied Illustration at Maidstone College of Art. She works from her home studio in Norfolk, UK, where she lives with her family. The natural world features heavily in Jane's work, providing an endless source of inspiration. She is drawn to the rich colours and details of nature. Jane works almost exclusively digitally.

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