Here is a perfect book for Earth Day although I'm a little late. This amazing book was one of the prizes in our Earth Day Giveaway. When I saw it I thought it looked like a book Hazel would love. I was right. Not only does Hazel love it, Steve and I love it and my father was looking very interested in it (and he really doesn't do books). The book is Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman with help from John Niekrasz.
This book covers everything from the planets and space to what the earth is made of to the plants, animals and weather. It truly is a book about all of earth and creation. The illustrations are clear and beautiful. The words really teach about the subject. It amazes me how much information is in this book and that it is information that all of us find so interesting and understand. The book is broken into seven chapters: Common Ground, What's Up?, Come Close, Take a Hike, Creature Feature, A Little Bird Told Me and Head above Water. Common Ground covers the layers of the Earth, rocks, minerals, landscapes and ends with a painting project called Loose Landscape Painting, which we tried and I will share all of our paintings throughout the post.
|My Favorite Landscape Painting Painted by Me|
|Hazel using a dandelion to make purple flowers in her painting|
|Hazel's Painting with the Nature Painting|
|Hazel's Painting of her Clubhouse|
|My Attempt to get the whole backyard|
|Hazel's Made Up Landscape|
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