By: Pam Kapchinske
Illustrated By: Sherry Rogers
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
Publication Date: August 10, 2011
Reviewed by: Amy Lignor
Review Date: August 2011
Sylvan Dell Publishing has a fantastic way of bringing together the finest authors and the most amazing designers and artists to create books that are truly beautiful. Not to mention each and every one of their titles has the ability to educate our children on everything from science to math to reading to more.
Sylvan releases make parents and educators extremely happy, because these books add many pages of cross-curricular teaching activities that allow students to learn everything from interactive reading comprehension to math quizzes - BUT in an absolutely fun, enjoyable way! Parents, as well, love to get a Sylvan Dell book because they have the opportunity to sit and have fun with their child as they learn all aspects of history, math, reading, and more.
With this incredible “gem,” the parent and the child can hum along to the song Hey Diddle Diddle as they witness the way our natural ecosystem is set up. Who lives on who? The circle of life is extraordinary and, although some of us would not want to see an animal harmed, the circle of life must continue in order for our natural world to stay safe and clean.
From the frog who hops into the river to feed the fish, all the way up to the snake slithering through the garden where the bobcat awaits, each and every page offers information on animals and their natural habitats - AND in a way that is easy to understand. The illustrations are absolutely fabulous, as readers watch nature go about its business of survival, and the activities within the book are truly a whole lot of fun!
Quill Says: Another Sylvan masterpiece!