A Kid’s Guide to Plants of the Pacific Northwest: with Cool Facts, Activities and Recipes

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Young people today spend far more time indoors looking at screens of one kind or another than most parents would like. But how can we get kids to spend more time in the great outdoors? For those who live in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Western Canada, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California), there is a new resource that not only will help get those kids out the door but may well turn them into budding botanists. Arranged by seasons, each section has a wide variety of activities as well as very detailed drawings, photographs, and text that will show young people how to identify many plants and trees in the region. There is a lot of information about uses for the different plants, which are edible, which are poisonous, how to pick things without causing damage to the biome, and so much more. Youngsters will enjoy getting their hands (and feet and faces) dirty, tasting new tastes, and seeing all there is to see in the great outdoors. The writing is conversational and friendly while never backing away from the science. This is a beautifully designed and written book that will be loved by both young readers and their parents.

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Author Philippa Joly
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 232 pages
Publisher Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Publish Date 06-May-2023
ISBN 9781990776212
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Issue February 2024
Category Science & Nature