A Walk in the Woods: Into the Field Guide: A Hands-On Introduction

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A field guide designed to get kids out and exploring the woods!


This unique, simple nature kit gives kids an accessible, engaging introduction to the woods--and the animals, insects, flora, and rocks that a nature walk will most likely reveal. Since the guide focuses on the most popular North American wildlife, kids will feel instantly rewarded when they spot a chipmunk, sugar maple, or monarch butterfly.


The portable, fully illustrated, flexibound guide includes tree-climbing tips, a chart for identifying animal droppings, a feature on edible forest finds, and more. It is packaged in a beautiful treasure box with magnetic closure, complete with compartments for kids' prized discoveries, such as berries, acorns, and pebbles. Tucked into two of the compartments--and visible though the die-cut frame on the treasure box's cover--are a mesh collecting bag for mess-free gathering and a magnifying jar for close-up observing.

Emily Laber-Warren is director of the health & science reporting program at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. She is also the mother of twin boys who love to explore.

Target Age: 5 and up

Downtown Bookworks

Pub Date: June 18, 2013

2.5" H x 10.4" L x 8.5" W 

112 pages