“Wow! Wow Mummy, wow!” – and that’s pretty much all Ivy said the first time we flicked through this stunning book together! I have to admit she’s right. It’s an absolute joy to behold and is jam-packed with amazing facts about nature.
This non-fiction book takes you on a mesmerising journey around the world as we learn the effects the seasons have on different environments.
First up is the European Oak Tree which should be very familiar to your child if you live in the UK. The clever laser cut pages show us the tree at different stages throughout the year and the text introduce us to the variety of tiny creatures which call it their home.
Then, as we move through the book we learn about winter and summer in the Arctic, Autumn and Spring in Alaska, the dry and wet seasons in Northern Australia and many many more.
Ivy’s favourite pages are about the Yellow Dragon Valley in China because of the sheer volume of animals depicted. She was utterly fasciated to discover that the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkeys have little flat noses because otherwise they would get frostbite in the bitter cold of winter! Cue a rather random conversation about whether I could crochet hats for their noses and post them to China…
I highly recommend this if you have a little nature lover in your house. It’s a book that I can see will get a lot of use as Ivy gets older, and it;s taught me a few things too!
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