BOARD BOOK NONFICTION REVIEWS : Curious About Insects & Curious About Mammals by Cathryn Sill

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ABOUT THE BOOK
 
Perfect for the littlest bug buffs, this board book offers a first glimpse into the natural world of insects. From the esteemed author and illustrator team of Cathryn and John Sill, it is sure to delight the earliest learners and their parents.

Award-winning educator and author Cathryn Sill introduces very young children to basic facts about insects with the help of beautifully detailed and realistic illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill.

Simple and clear descriptions of how insects look, where they live, what they eat, and how they move around make this third title in the Discovering Nature series a dependable and informative beginning resource for learning about insects and the wonders of the natural world.
 
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With a sentence about insects and a gorgeous illustration on each page, Curious About Insects provides young children with basic information about insects.  A wide variety of insect characteristics are included with examples of each characteristic.  Each illustration is labeled with the name of the insect being shown.  Some of the insects included are as follows : dogbane leaf beetle, giant stag beetle, praying mantis, monarch butterfly, silverfish, Virginia ctenucha moth, Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper, and others.  The text is straightforward and easy to understand.    The illustrations are gorgeous and full of interesting details.  This book makes for a great introduction to the natural world for young children.
 
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ABOUT THE BOOK
 
This board book beginner's guide offers a thoughtful first glimpse into the world of mammals.

Educator and author Cathryn Sill introduces very young children to basic facts about mammals with the help of beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill. Simple and clear descriptions of how mammals look, where they live, what they eat, and how they move around make this first title in the Discovering Nature series a dependable and informative beginning resource for learning about mammals.
 
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Mammals have hair. Mammals drink milk as babies.  Sometimes mammals live in nests. Mammals sometimes walk and run.  These and other facts inform young readers about the animals known as mammals.  Each fact is accompanied by a lovely illustration of a mammal along with a caption identifying the animal.  A wide variety of different types of mammals are included, such as buffalo, elk, white-footed deermouse, blue whale, red squirrel, arctic fox, and koala.  John Sill's gorgeous detailed illustrations match well with the text and make it easy to share with young listeners/readers.  Each illustration shows what the text explains, an important feature for young children.  This board book provides a great way to introduce young children to the amazing world of animals, specifically mammals.

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