Nature's Patchwork Quilt

Nature's Patchwork Quilt : Understanding Habitats

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A beautiful book comparing the habitats of the world to a patchwork quilt. All of the squares join together to form a beautiful quilt just as the habitats of the world combine to create our beautiful planet. The artwork and the abundance of important information will have children learning to appreciate the world around us!

Just imagine all of nature--mountains, prairies, oceans, and all--lying on your bed as a patchwork quilt! Take flora and fauna in their unique habitats, fold them up and you have a book, this book. Earth's major habitats are spread before you, ready to be examined. Here in this beautiful package are revealed the key concepts of natural science. This patchwork quilt of nature covers the whole Earth, your home--yours to learn about, to enjoy, to care for, and to love.

A perfect book for: parents and teachers in need of homeschool supplies for kindergarten (or any grade!)anyone looking for animal habitat books for kids age 2-4 or any age!anyone looking for kids books to help instill an appreciation of our planet!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 229 x 279 x 38mm | 136.08g
  • Dawn Publications,U.S.
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1584691700
  • 9781584691709
  • 54,493

Rating details

42 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (16)
3 17% (7)
2 5% (2)
1 2% (1)

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Do you know what a habitat is? Can you guess how a habitat is like a patchwork quilt? A habitat is an area where plants and animals live together. A patchwork quilt has many pieces that fit together, and nature has many different habitats all pieced together. With a brief, simple text, author Mary Miche discusses different kinds of habitats, such as forests, deserts, prairies, oceans, seashores, lakes and ponds, Arctic and high mountain regions, rainforests, towns and cities, and ranches and farms. As she does so, she also explains various ecology-related words like interdependence, niche, food chain, adaptations, food web, survival mechanisms, biodiversity, domestication, and extinction. What is your favorite habitat? Illustrator Consie Powell uses folk-art style pictures of animals and plants, drawn in the fashion of patchwork quilts, to convey the beauty and diversity that are found in these habitats all over the world. The two do an excellent job of introducing environmental concepts to children in an easy-to-understand and age-appropriate way. The book has a couple of pages in the back with "Tips from the Author" on how to use it in an educational way with fun suggestions that pertain not only to science, but also to art, math, and history. In addition, at the publisher's website there are free downloadable resources and activities for parents, teachers, and librarians. Pages 26 and 27 picture 21 famous environmentalists from the Earth Heroes book series by Dawn Publications, and students might do further research to learn more about some of them. Nature's Patchwork Quilt would be very useful in nature studies.show more
by Wayne S. Walker
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