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Introducing 2 new books from Blue Apple Books, the perfect way to learn more about the great outdoors.
How Things Work in the Yard describes the inner workings of just about everything that’s right outside a youngster’s back door — including acorns, bubbles, puddles, ants, fireflies, clouds, birds and even dandelions (did you know they close at night and then open again in the sun?). Just right for kids ages 4-8, creator Lisa Campbell Ernst deftly strikes the right balance of detailed yet easy-to-understand language and cleverly labeled drawings to inventively explain the functioning of objects that may seem quite ordinary to us grown-ups but rather extraordinary to our children!
My three year old really liked this book. It talks about How Things Work, like dirt. It has a picture of bugs underground like worms, snails, and raccoons. I took him out back where I was digging up a mulch bed and turned over the dirt. I showed him all the worms and tunnels and all the other creepy-crawlies, although I didn’t want to get too close!
Bugs by the Numbers features an amazing array of insects: butterflies to termites, dragonflies to walking sticks. What makes this book a true stand-out is that these incredible insects are ingeniously engineered out of numerals. Each entry also includes fascinating numeric facts about its subject — like how a flea can bite up to 400 times per day or that a queen termite can lay 1 egg every 15 seconds! This eye-catching and imaginative book for kiddos ages 6-12 features 9 die-cut gatefolds and text that is fun, funny and informative!
All my kids liked this book. The pictures of the animals all made up of numbers. For example, the dragonfly is a bunch of the number ’50s. Then the information talks about interesting facts about that number. So, the dragonfly, while flying can catch and eat about 50 mosquitos each day! Some of the pages also have fold-out pages for more information.
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