My daughter was asking me yesterday what my favourite season of the year is. While there is something to enjoy in every season I have to admit that Spring is my favourite. I love feeling the increasing warmth day by day and being able to get out and enjoy nature. I love going for walks and listening to the birds and watching as flowers and leaves begin to sprout. It's a magical time of year. A time to really enjoy nature. No wonder Earth Day is this month.
In honour of earth day on April 22nd, DK Canada is celebrating all things nature with great savings on over 50 books that will offer you the chance to more fully appreciate this awesome planet we call home. The Earthly Pleasures Boutique includes fantastic books for both grown ups and kids, all at 30% off the regular price. But only until April 25th.
We were given the opportunity to review a couple books from the boutique and as usual we weren't disappointed. Our family LOVES books from DK Canada.
Nature Explorer is a fantastic children's book that helps teach your kids more about nature and allows them to get their hands dirty too! The book is divided into 6 different sections: Birdwatcher, Bug Hunter, Star Gazer, Rock and Fossil Hunter, Nature Ranger, and Weather Watcher. I love that this book not only provides so much information but includes more than 100 fun activities that encourages children to learn more about the world around them.
Some of the activities include, making a portable bird hide so you can observe without being seen. You can make a pitfall trap to catch bugs that are active at night, your own sundial, a glittering fake geode, a desert garden, and your own simple barometer. Too cool!
How Animals Work is an awesome book for the whole family with the most incredible pictures. "Have you ever wondered how fish breathe underwater, how caterpillars transform into butterflies, why deer grow cumbersome antlers every year, or how snakes slither?" My girls love learning about animals and kids are always asking HOW? and WHY? This is the perfect book to answer those questions.
It's hard to describe this book in just a paragraph or two. I have to say though that the photographs are absolutely stunning! The action pics and close-ups are awesome and fill the page. And you learn things about animals that you never knew before. Love this book!
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