The Bumper Book of Nature: A User's Guide to the Great Outdoors [NOOK Book]

Overview

When was the last time you climbed a tree? Picked blackberries? Held a snail race? Made maple syrup candy, an old-fashioned quill pen from a bird feather you found, or a plaster cast of an animal track?  If the ­answer is "can't remember" or quite possibly ­"never," The Bumper Book of Nature will inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy the very best kind of free entertainment for you and your family.
     Who wouldn't love to discover a colorful butterfly...
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The Bumper Book of Nature: A User's Guide to the Great Outdoors

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Overview

When was the last time you climbed a tree? Picked blackberries? Held a snail race? Made maple syrup candy, an old-fashioned quill pen from a bird feather you found, or a plaster cast of an animal track?  If the ­answer is "can't remember" or quite possibly ­"never," The Bumper Book of Nature will inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy the very best kind of free entertainment for you and your family.
     Who wouldn't love to discover a colorful butterfly ­hibernating in a woodshed for the winter or look at a ­snowflake under a magnifying lens? In warmer weather, why not explore rock pools by the seaside, pick wild ­meadow flowers (and then fry up elderflower fritters!), or go on a city safari?
     Whether you live in the heart of the city, the suburbs, or the deepest countryside, The Bumper Book of ­Nature will bring out the child in you with its treasure trove of offbeat, playful nature activities arranged by season. With lovely full-color illustrations as well as related trivia, quotes, and bits of poetry, it's a wonderful keepsake as well as a one-of-a-kind field guide.
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Editorial Reviews

Aaron Leitko
This big, durable and elegantly illustrated tome provides easy-to-follow instructions for simple outdoor play…The prose is friendly but erudite, just right for contemplative parents and their young Henry David Thoreaus to read together before strolling outside.
—The Washington Post
Library Journal
This delightful title is a guide to discovering—or rediscovering—nature for children and their parents. Like The Dangerous Book for Boys, the Bumper Book is a bible of things you ought to do and know, complete with pretty line drawings of flora and fauna, rules for games, charts of information, and steps on how to explore the great outdoors like children used to do. For adults, this is a warm and homey walk down memory lane, a remembrance of simpler times and the joy of just being outside. For children, this is a how-to of exploring, playing, and being a part of the world away from TV and scheduled activities. My own boys, ages four and five, took this book as a challenge, asking to take it along to the park, in the backyard, and anywhere that would help them accomplish their goal of "doing everything in the book." VERDICT Simple in the best kind of way, this is a wonderful collection of naturalistic explorations; it will be popular in the children's and adult collections.—Jaime Hammond, Naugatuck Valley Community Coll., Waterbury, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307590015
  • Publisher: Crown/Archetype
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

STEPHEN MOSS works at the BBC Natural History Unit where he has produced programs including How to Watch Wildlife and Birding with Bill Oddie. He is the author of the "Birdwatch" column in the Guardian, and lives in Somerset with his wife and children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Cool

    Cool DUDE

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    I found this book at our local library. I am so excited about it

    I found this book at our local library. I am so excited about it that we are purchasing it as a family. It is exactly what I have been looking for to help this family get outside and explore. My 11 year old took it from me and is "exploring" the book and planning a Nature walk. LOVE this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Enjoyable

    Lots of fun projects & ideas.

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