Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Picture Books - Beautiful Nature



          Come Visit the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge hosted by Alyson Beecher at Kidlit Frenzy.  It's fun to discover new picture books about many, many topics!









Red Knot, A Shorebird’s Incredible Journey - written

and illustrated by Nancy Carol Willis
        I love going to the beach every summer and watching the shorebirds as they poke along the edge. This book tells of the incredible journey made by the red knot, a species of shorebird, that travels 20,000 miles each year, from the Arctic tundra for its nesting site, to the southern tip of South America, and back again. More information about this amazing bird is at the back. Nancy Willis tells an interesting story and shows most of the action in her beautiful illustrations.

Handle With Care, An Unusual Butterfly Journeywritten by Loree Griffin Burns and illustrated by Ellen Harasimowicz
      Others have raved about this book and finally I  got it from the library. What a clear story about butterflies and their journey from the egg. And this book adds more because it is also the story of a group in Costa Rica who are raising butterfly pupae for museums all over the world so that everyone can learn about butterflies. The explanations are told in a story with added information on each page. The photographs serve as illustrations showing the stages from egg to butterfly and those at the business doing different jobs at the farm. There is a glossary and additional information in the back-matter.


         I seem to be reading more nature books recently. Perhaps it's beginning, that yearning for spring!

Happy Reading!

6 comments:

  1. Handle With Care looks good. We're having spring like weather here in Portland. It's like winter bypassed us.

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    1. End of Feb. into March is supposed to be our snowiest. Don't know what that means this year. It's been warm here too! Handle With Care is just right for so much learning about butterflies!

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  2. I can certainly understand that yearning for spring as I sit in the office on yet another snow day. ;-) I loved Handle With Care! It made me want to go to Costa Rica. ;-) Red Knot is a new title for me. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I've been to Costa Rica with students & it's an amazing place. This story about the business is fascinating, plus the butterfly information!

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  3. Hi Linda, Red Knot looks really interesting. I also love watching these birds. I enjoyed Handle with Care, so gorgeous!

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    1. I didn't know about these birds who fly so, so far-amazing strength! Both books are a pleasure, but also filled with information.

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