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Introduce Young Kids to Nature With Two Beautiful Board Books

The Children’s Book Review | February 5, 2019

In this age of digital everything, it can feel almost impossible to make nature seem accessible to our little ones.  How can trees and birds seem exciting compared to smartphones, digital television, and the internet? These two beautiful board books may help. I Know Nature and Into the Forest both offer young readers a magical glimpse of the outdoors. As companion pieces or as individual reads, these two volumes provide a great introduction to nature for young readers.

Into the Forest 

Written by Laura Baker

Illustrated by Nadia Taylor

What to Expect: Nature, Animals, Lost-and-Found Narrative

Into the Forest is a simple but endearing story about a young squirrel looking for her mama. Each sturdy cut-away page reveals more and more of the forest and its creatures as the story progresses: readers will see foxes, a bear mama and bear cub, blue jays, rabbits, frogs, and deer, as squirrel moves deeper and deeper into the forest. The simple block-style illustrations are deceptively accurate, emphasizing the blue jay’s white eye patch or the differently shaped leaves on the variety of forest trees. Simple and easy to follow, Into the Forest is a tiny taste of the great outdoors.

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Abrams Appleseed | 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-3354-3

I Know Nature

Written by Anastasia Korovkina

Illustrated by Lidiya Larina

What to Expect: Nature, Animals, Non-fiction, Interactivity

For a more in-depth exploration of nature, young readers can turn to I know Nature, a lift-the-flap exploration of different seasons and environments. Young readers can lift the sturdy cardboard flaps to reveal extra information about everything from the chameleon’s camouflage techniques to the feeding habits of humpback whales. Although there is wealth of information, the authors have succeeded in keeping the content simple and easy for a young reader to understand and follow.

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Ages 2-6 | Publisher: Clever Publishing | 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1-948418-35-5

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Jen Harrison currently teaches English Composition and Composition Skills at East Stroudsburg University. She completed her PhD in Children's and Victorian Literature at Aberystwyth University in Wales, in the UK. There she also acted as an instructor teaching undergraduate courses on literature and literary theory, as well as further education courses on Children's Literature and Creative Writing. After a brief spell in administration, Jen then trained as a secondary school English teacher, and worked for several years teaching Secondary School English, working independently as a private tutor of English, and working in nursery and primary schools as a substitute teacher. After moving from the UK to the USA in 2016, Jen is very happy to have returned to higher education. Her current research focuses on three primary areas in the field of children’s literature: reader-writer relationships, thing-theory, and the supernatural; she is a reviewer for the International Research Society for the Study of Children’s Literature (IRSCL), as well as the Children's Book Review. Jen also writes an academic blog on Children's Literature, Worrisome Words: http://quantum.esu.edu/faculty/jharrison/. You can also find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.harrison.73594

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