Be a Wilderness Detective

Peggy Kochanoff

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ISBN: 9781771080125

Be a Wilderness Detective

  Author:   Peggy Kochanoff    

Why is that tree lumpy? How do insects stay alive in the winter? What are tides, anyway?In Be a Wilderness Detective, biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these and many more questions. With simple language and beautifully accurate paintings, Kochanoff walks young readers through many nature puzzles, including identifying different types of animal poop and understanding how maple trees can be tapped without being harmed.Clear, precise, and engaging, Be a Wilderness Detective is the perfect book for budding naturalists—and it will also convince couch potatoes to get outside. Science and nature have never been more fun!

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781771080125
Item NB1050
Published on May 3 2013
Language eng
Pages 56
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.75(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight185(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Peggy Kochanoff graduated from Cornell University with a degree in vertebrate zoology and spent a summer working at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Be a Pond Detective, Be a Beach Detective, and Be a Wilderness Detective, which was shortlisted for a Silver Birch Express Award. After marriage and travelling, she settled with her husband and two sons on a tree farm in Nova Scotia.

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"Nicely rendered watercolor illustrations, with inserts for close-up details, add plenty of visual appeal." —Canadian Review of Materials (Winnipeg, MB)
  

"This book is highly recommended for public and school libraries. The book is a good resource for families with young children to use on simple outings within their community. Educators as well can use this book for exploration within the school yard as well as class walks through the local community." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)
  

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