Did you know that baby raccoons are smaller than a bar of soap? Or that salmon smell using little pits in the front of their eyes? Curious Kids Nature Guide is filled with full-color illustrations and fun facts about the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, encouraging kids to discover and explore nature in their own backyards and beyond. Organized by habitat--forest, beach, fresh water, and backyards and urban parks--this book will teach kids about some of the most intriguing flora, fauna, and natural phenomena of the region while also sharing ecological lessons.
FIONA COHEN is a science writer whose writing has appeared in the Seattle Post-IntelligencerGeorgia Straight, Victoria Times Colonist, and Canadian Geographic. She has had a lifelong passion for the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Seattle and volunteers with Seattle Audubon.
A science illustrator, writer, and educator, MARNI FYLLING has a BS in zoology from UC Davis and a graduate certificate in natural science illustration from UC Santa Cruz. Her favorite thing to do is explore tide pools--although sketching insects and wildflowers (or just about anything else) is a close second.
"This beautiful field guide with winsome scientific illustrations encourages kids to get outside and experience nature with all of their senses."
"A fine primer for children and families ready to explore Cascadia’s extraordinary habitats."
"Encourage outdoor exploration and provide a summer teaching moment — without your kids even knowing it. Area resident Fiona Cohen’s descriptions of the flora and fauna are short, clear and fun, with lots of kids-friendly facts that will stick in their brains (and yours)."
“If you have a little kid with big curiosity…about the amazing array of critters and plants sharing our lush NW environment, [this book] will likely provide answers to his or her questions and spark many more.”
"Older kids who love spouting off animal facts will be all about this beautifully illustrated exploration of Pacific Northwest nature."
—Seattle Met Magazine
"Children who love the outdoors will appreciate this new book, which introduces our region's flora and fauna with simple, easy-to-follow text and meticulous line drawings."
"This book is a great complement to adventuring families."
"[This book will] help our kids learn more about our incredible area, while developing their love of learning."
—Northwest Healthy Mama
"There is so much that my children are going to learn, and I couldn’t be more excited. I recommend this nature book for any Pacific Northwest family."
—Brought to You By Mom
"I love how the book provides different layers to learning, which is part of its broad age appeal. I enjoyed reading it as much as my daughter did."
—Special Needs Travel Mom
"Not only is there a beautifully illustrated picture guide available for the kids (and me!) but then there is 1+ paragraph about each amazing creature with great details."
—Long Wait for Isabella
"Delightful… Cohen has given just enough information to intrigue the curious to look more closely, more often at the big wild world around us."
—Books 'n' Bytes