Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore The Amazing Outdoors Of The Pacific Northwest by Fiona CohenCurious Kids Nature Guide: Explore The Amazing Outdoors Of The Pacific Northwest by Fiona Cohen

Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore The Amazing Outdoors Of The Pacific Northwest

byFiona CohenIllustratorMarni Fylling

Hardcover | May 2, 2017

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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.
FIONA COHEN is a science writer whose writing has appeared in the Seattle Post-IntelligencerGeorgia Straight, Victoria Times Colonist, and Canadian Geographic. She has had a lifelong passion for the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Seattle and volunteers with Seattle Audubon.   A science illustrator, writer, and e...
Title:Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore The Amazing Outdoors Of The Pacific NorthwestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 8.3 × 7.3 × 0.6 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:Sasquatch BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1632170833

ISBN - 13:9781632170835


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this! Simple and informative, easy for our kids to look up the different animals and birds. It's a great size to add on to our hike bag and use as a reference while exploring the outdoors
Date published: 2018-01-10

Read from the Book

INTRODUCTION This is a book about where the Pacific Ocean meets the northwest coast of North America. It's a place with soaring mountains, giant trees, glow-in-the-dark seawater, and stupendous slugs.This area is called the Pacific Northwest, or Cascadia, and includes Washington, Oregon, and the Alaska Panhandle in the United States, and British Columbia in Canada.Whatever you call it, if you're lucky enough to live there or visit it, there's a lot of spectacular nature to discover. Whether you're in the woods, at the beach, by a stream or a swamp, or in your own backyard, there's plenty to find.So go outside and discover what's there. This book will help you begin. Here's what you'll need to do to get started:1. Use your senses. The more you stay still and quiet and examine what is around you, the more you’ll find. Amazing animals could be nearby, but if you don't take the time to wait and watch, you might never find them. Listen, smell, and touch as you go.2. Stay comfortable. It's hard to enjoy nature and discover new things when your feet hurt; you're cold, hungry, or thirsty; or you’re worried about sliming your best outfit. Wear comfortable shoes and sturdy clothes. Dress for the weather, whether it's hot, cold, rainy, or all three. Be ready to change your clothing with the weather. If you're going on a longer hike, bring food, water, and a first aid kit.3. Take care of nature. When you're done exploring, leave everything as you found it. ·         Put back rocks and logs you moved. Animals rely on them for shelter. ·         Pick up litter, even if it isn't yours. ·         Collecting a few leaves, sticks, rocks, or shells is fine, but leave living things where they are ·         Don't feed wildlife. ·         Don’t break plants. ·         Obey the rules of the trail. 4. Stay safe. ·         Don’t go out alone. It’s fun to explore with a friend, a sibling, or an adult. ·         If you go on an expedition, get permission and share your plans with a responsible adult. Let   him or her know exactly where you are going. Let’s explore!

Editorial Reviews

A PNBA Bestseller!"This beautiful field guide with winsome scientific illustrations encourages kids to get outside and experience nature with all of their senses." —Booklist "A fine primer for children and families ready to explore Cascadia’s extraordinary habitats." —Kirkus Reviews"Encourage outdoor exploration and provide a summer teaching moment — without your kids even knowing it. Area resident Fiona Cohen’s descriptions of the flora and fauna are short, clear and fun, with lots of kids-friendly facts that will stick in their brains (and yours)."—Seattle Times"Curious Kids Nature Guide explores the wonders of our Pacific Northwest playground with fun facts and illustrations that will have little adventurers itching to get outdoors." —Seattle Magazine“If you have a little kid with big curiosity…about the amazing array of critters and plants sharing our lush NW environment, [this book] will likely provide answers to his or her questions and spark many more.” —Seattle’s Child"Older kids who love spouting off animal facts will be all about this beautifully illustrated exploration of Pacific Northwest nature." —Seattle Met Magazine"Children who love the outdoors will appreciate this new book, which introduces our region's flora and fauna with simple, easy-to-follow text and meticulous line drawings."—Portland Oregonian"This book is a great complement to adventuring families."—PDX Parent"[This book will] help our kids learn more about our incredible area, while developing their love of learning." —Northwest Healthy Mama"There is so much that my children are going to learn, and I couldn’t be more excited. I recommend this nature book for any Pacific Northwest family."—Brought to You By Mom"I love how the book provides different layers to learning, which is part of its broad age appeal. I enjoyed reading it as much as my daughter did."—Special Needs Travel Mom"Not only is there a beautifully illustrated picture guide available for the kids (and me!) but then there is 1+ paragraph about each amazing creature with great details."—Long Wait for Isabella"Delightful… Cohen has given just enough information to intrigue the curious to look more closely, more often at the big wild world around us."—Books 'n' Bytes