Jim Arnosky Crinkleroot's Nature Almanac

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Crinkleroot's Nature Almanac

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9780689805349: Crinkleroot's Nature Almanac

Take a walk through the four seasons with your old friend, Crinkleroot!

Born in a tree and raised by bees, Crinkleroot is the perfect nature guide. Who else can hear a fox turn in the forest, or spot a mole hole on a mountain? In this fascinating book, you will learn how to identify different types of wildflowers in springtime, find a beaver dam in the summer, locate owls in fall, and spot rabbit tracks in winter. Hidden puzzles in the art and simple activities like building a birdhouse and creating an autumn leaf book promise hours of fun, even in your own backyard!

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About the Author:

Jim Arnosky is a naturalist and the author-illustrator of numerous award-winning nonfiction books for children. He has written twelve other titles in the popular Crinkleroot series, most recently Crinkleroot's Visit to Crinkle Cove. The Crinkleroot character can now be seen on PBS in the new animated series about the natural world, Backyard Safari. Mr. Arnosky won the Eva L. Gordon Award for his outstanding children's science literature and the 1988 Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for his overall contribution to nonfiction for children. He resides in South Ryegate, Vermont.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 1-3-Crinkleroot, the little forest-dwelling man who was "born in a tree and raised by bees" is back. Here, he takes readers on a tour of his home and shows how the forest and its inhabitants change with the seasons. Spring wildflowers, otters swimming in the river in summer, autumn leaves, and animal tracks in the winter snow are all depicted. The book combines chatty prose sprinkled with facts and watercolor illustrations-some of which are realistic (like the wildflowers) and others, like Crinkleroot himself, that are more cartoonlike. This combination of styles lends a certain charm, but this work is less successful than others in the series because of its lack of focus. Although it's loosely structured around the theme of seasons, the author often digresses. For example, the discussion of spring wildflowers segues into a section on growing popcorn. The text also incorporates project ideas and puzzles and quizzes. The latter are problematic in that they may be too difficult for the children who will enjoy the simple text. Fans of the series will be the most likely audience for this book, although parts may seem familiar as they've been taken from other "Crinkleroot" titles (S & S).
Arwen Marshall, New York Public Library
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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