Outside your Window

A First Book of Nature
Davies, Nicola (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Outside your Window

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An illustrated treasury of poems reflects the experiences of children as they encounter nature for the first time.
Authors: Davies, Nicola
Statement of Responsibility: Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Mark Hearld
Title: Outside your window
a first book of nature
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 105 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Summary: An illustrated treasury of poems reflects the experiences of children as they encounter nature for the first time.
Subject Headings: Nature Poetry
Topical Term: Nature
Additional Contributors: Hearld, Mark
LCCN: 2012003421
ISBN: 9780763655495
Branch Call Number: J 811 Davies
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Season by season, vibrant collage illustrations and playful verse conjures common sights and changes in the natural world.

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Oct 06, 2013
  • Davidamartin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful book to connect children to Nature through lyrical poetry that is both educational, entertaining and beautiful. Turning each page illuminates another natural phenomena, aspect of nature, or a natural process in a nice mix of general and specific subjects. There are fun crafts, projects, activities and even recipes included! This book is a great book to check out any time of the year and would also make a great gift to ensure that the child who receives it is informed and connected to the living world around them which creates an essential foundation for lifelong discovery and learning.

May 25, 2012
  • EricaReynolds rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fantastic book that merges science, art, and poetry--a delight. Loved the simple poems that encourage children to explore, experience and think about nature's sounds, sights, and smells. The seasonal table of contents was a nice touch. I checked this out from the library, but plan to give it as a gift to many children in my life from now forward. Loved it.


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