Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Ranger Rick's Travels National Parks! by Stacy Tornio & Ken Keffer


From the crown jewels such as Yellowstone, Sequoia, and the Grand Canyon, to the many lesser-known but still stunning areas dotting the country, the National Parks have provided generations with enjoyment and wonder. Now, Ranger Rick: National Parks! takes readers on a tour of America s most beautiful protected landscapes. Join Ranger Rick as he leads this cross-country adventure and provides his favorite facts, animals, and plants along the way. Page after page of beautiful photography and fascinating information bring the most unique features of the National Parks to life. Inside you ll also find Ranger Rick s favorite things to do in each park, like sledding down the mighty sand dunes in Great Sand Dunes National Park or exploring the bat-filled caves of Carlsbad Caverns. With Ranger Rick as your trusted guide, there is no better way to experience the National Parks other than being there! Expertly researched, chock full of fun facts, and filled with gorgeous, full-color photography, Ranger Rick: National Parks! is sure to delight and inspire any young explorer!"


Gorgeous photographs augmented with descriptions of each park and things to see and do make Ranger Rick's National Parks! a great book for young readers.  While the amazing photographs are the primary attraction here, the brief information given about every National Park in the United States gives a glimpse into the wide variety of landscapes and wildlife found there.  Each section gives a one paragraph summary about the park while also including ideas for top activities, fun facts, and information about what makes it famous, when it was established and it's size (in acres).  Reading the book made me want to hope on a plane and visit each and every park to see the amazing places and animals that make each park so valuable.  I love books like this because they remind me that our world is still a pretty amazing place.  The design of this book makes it perfect for browsing or reading all the way through. 

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