A Great Christmas Present!
If you’re looking for a present for someone that will be used year round, year after year, Naturally Curious may just fit the bill. A relative, a friend, your child’s school teacher – it’s the gift that keeps on giving to both young and old!
One reader wrote, “This is a unique book as far as I know. I have several naturalists’ books covering Vermont and the Northeast, and have seen nothing of this breadth, covered to this depth. So much interesting information about birds, amphibians, mammals, insects, plants. This would be useful to those in the mid-Atlantic, New York, and even wider geographic regions. The author gives a month-by-month look at what’s going on in the natural world, and so much of the information would simply be moved forward or back a month in other regions, but would still be relevant because of the wide overlap of species. Very readable. Couldn’t put it down. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the natural world, but there was much that was new to me in this book. I would have loved to have this to use as a text when I was teaching. Suitable for a wide range of ages.”
In a recent email to me a parent wrote, “Naturally Curious is our five year old’s unqualified f-a-v-o-r-I-t-e book. He spends hours regularly returning to it to study it’s vivid pictures and have us read to him about all the different creatures. It is a ‘must have’ for any family with children living in New England…or for anyone that simply shares a love of the outdoors.”
I am a firm believer in fostering a love of nature in young children – the younger the better — but I admit that when I wrote Naturally Curious, I was writing it with adults in mind. It delights me no end to know that children don’t even need a grown-up middleman to enjoy it!
This entry was posted on November 23, 2012 by Mary Holland. It was filed under Plants, Insects, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, A Closer Look at New England, March, Animal Signs, April, Gastropods, June, Fungus, Arachnids, July, August, September, October, Crustaceans, November, December, Animal Tracks, January, Bird Songs, February, Spring Wildflowers, Trees and Shrubs, Raptors, Non-flowering plants, Bird Nests, Predator-Prey, Butterflies, Flowering Plants, turtles, Frogs, Dragonflies, Senses, Moths, Carnivorous Plants, Toads, Beetles, Hymenoptera, Arthropods, Millipedes, Flies, Snails, Slugs, Odonata, Animal Adaptations, Pollination, Decomposition, Lepidoptera, Metamorphosis, Bugs, Scat, Insect Signs, Larvae, Beavers, Poisonous Plants, Mutualism, Snakes, Adaptations, camouflage, Parasitic Plants, Damselflies, Spores, Waterfowl, Conifers, Animal Architecture, Hornets, Seeds, Winter Adaptations, Rodents, Lichens, Fruits, Tracks, Animal Communication, Tree Identification, Woodpeckers, Deciduous Trees, Foxes, Porcupines, Birds of Prey, Bark, Tree Buds, Trees, Woody Plants, Weasel Family, Courtship, Owls, Nocturnal Animals, Hibernation, Black Bears, Scent Marking, Feathers, Insects Active in Winter, Molts, Grasshoppers, Diets, Sexual Dimorphism, Migration, Shrubs, Honeybees, Insect Eggs, Fishers, Falcons, Ephemerals, Young Animals, Warblers, Plumage, Red Foxes, Caterpillars, Leaves, Vernal Pools, Lady's Slippers, Invertebrates, Bumblebees, Animal Diets, Nests, Micorrhiza, Egg laying, Ants, Seed Dispersal, Fledging, Moose, Pupae, Bogs, Anti-predatory Device, Wading Birds, Wasps, Ducks, Food Chain, Muskrats, Herbivores, Carnivores, Bats, Herons, Diptera, Cervids, Deer, Defense Mechanisms, Mimicry, Cocoons, Chrysalises, Earwigs, Fledglings, Mushrooms, Parasites, Galls, Animal Eyes, Shorebirds, Squirrels, Striped Skunks, Yellowjackets, Vertebrates, Tree Flowers, Spiders, Crickets, Passerines, Gray Foxes, Vines, Red Squirrel, Evergreen Plants, Orchids, North American River Otter, Snowfleas, Social Insects, Flying Squirrels, Gills, White-tailed Deer, Bird Diets, Omnivores and was tagged with Naturally Curious, Naturally Curious by Mary Holland, Christmas Gifts.