We purchased this book along with the Arthropods Science unit. The four stories are actually really touching, my kids grew attached to these little critters, especially garden spider. Really great living nature book.
My daughter is 5 and enjoys bugs; I ordered this with the Arthropod unit thinking we would get to it when we cycle through our again at an older age,but she wanted to dive in… We would read a little each day the week we studied that critter–my daughter LOVED it! Getting involved in each story and life was such a fun way to learn.
My “I don’t like science” 14 year old declared that this was one of her favorite books. This really surprised me because she dreads reading the non-fiction collections of information about animals/insects that her brothers devour. She does love nature and stories though, so this was the perfect combination for her. Narrative writing is such a beautiful, living way to present information about science. I enjoyed reading the book as well. The drawings are beautiful. I’m hoping there will be more Nature Readers like this down the road!
My 7 year old son and I read this separately and we both really loved it! I enjoyed learning about each creature in story form and the illustrations are helpful as well. I like the hard bound cover and ribbon bookmark too. This book will be used over and over at our house.
I read this aloud to my 12-year-old daughter. She loved the fun story of the four insects and the neat way the facts were included. The illustrations are beautiful.
Nature Reader: Insects & Arachnids includes four stories that each follow an insect or arachnid through its entire life cycle. From the moment they hatch to their final days, come along as a carnivorous glowworm hunts for a meal through underground tunnels; a garden spider rides through the wind on a homespun parachute; a honeybee learns how to use her tongue to make honey; and a monarch butterfly finds her way to the winter home of her ancestors, thousands of miles away.
In this delightful reader, one is reminded that even the smallest of God’s creations is worthy of one’s time and consideration. There is beauty and amazement all around, and this reader will help one learn where to find it.
Hardcover, fabric bookmark, 173 pages, by Mary Adrian, Marion W. Marcher, and Paul McCutcheon Sears
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