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Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats

Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats

Current price: $8.99
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Dawn Publications
The MIT Press Bookstore
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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!

About the Author

Mary Miché has been an environmental educator since 1972, when she began her work in outdoor education schools. She completed her master's degree in environmental education in 1982. She has visited hundreds of schools since then, singing her nature and science songs for children. This book was inspired by her many trips to and concerts in Yosemite National Park. Mary has worked with children in public schools for over thirty years. She is especially concerned with helping children to understand environmental processes and to take care of our earth.

Consie Powell loves to "muck around in nature's lovely untidy places," as she puts it, and then to illustrate the complexities of nature. She has spent time in all of the habitats illustrated in this book, her trusty sketchbook and a small tin of watercolors in hand. She has illustrated a dozen children's picture books about nature, seven of which she also wrote. Although she grew up in sunny southern California, Consie now lives in the far north woods of Minnesota with her husband and their Newfoundland dogs.