A beautiful picture book tracking nature through the seasons in Ireland. It explores nature in your back garden as well as weird and wonderful natural phenomena, such as the metamorphosis from Tadpole to Frog; the Red Deer rut in autumn; or a starling flock in winter.
A beautifully illustrated book that guides the reader through the seasons in Ireland. Explore nature in your back garden as well as in mountains, rivers, forests and sea. Learn about weird and wonderful natural phenomena, such as the metamorphosis from tadpole to frog; the red deer rut in autumn; or a starling flock in winter.
Introduces Irish birds, mammals, plants, insects, and amphibians. Overflowing with stunning photographs and engaging, child-friendly cartoons accompanied by clear accessible text.
A wonderful gift for children to help open their eyes to the natural world, from a real expert.
stunning stand-out book ... for nature enthusiasts
for the kids, the future custodians of our environment, the best book I’ve come across is The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife (Through the Seasons) (hardback) by the experienced naturalist and writer, Juanita Browne. It is has great illustrations, and Juanita’s way of making wildlife really interesting makes this book a must-buy by parents and grandparents
brimming with simple, interesting and meaningful facts about Irish wildlife … it contains everything you would want children to know about Irish wildlife … suitable for children aged five – 12 years old and is the kind of book you would refer to season after season to investigate changes in nature. Additionally, this book would be an invaluable resource in any school and would enhance the teaching of geography (natural environment) and science (living things) in all classes. It also contains suitable information texts about Irish animals which could be integrated into an English reading lesson and would facilitate the use of a KWL chart
A fun, accessible guide to Irish animals, with a focus on the different seasons. Browne is an accomplished naturalist and her carefully researched text is complimented by photographs and brightly coloured illustrations
vibrant … The world of Harry Potter can wait when you have a guide to our own fantastic beasts and where to find them
packed with pictures, illustrations and facts, this hardback will appeal to primary school children
a must for any household
For young nature enthusiasts 5+ The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife Through the Seasons is an ideal introduction to Irish wildlife and the concept of hibernation, migration and much, much more
As the trees begin to shed their leaves, there is no better way to chart the changing seasons than with a beautiful book ... The book reads like a diary of the seasons, drawing a connection between animals, their environment and the climate shifts that mark the passing of time. Browne directs the young reader’s attention to changes they can spot themselves, in their garden, local park, forest or beach, and the text is accessible, both in content and in form. There are practical tips for helping animals make the most of their habitats, as well as reminders of what animals and environments are best left alone. Barry Reynolds’s illustrations are intermixed with documentary photographs that reinforce the amazing wildlife all around us, even in urban environments, and the role that children can play in ensuring they thrive.
your little ones will be so intrigued about Irish wildlife after they have turned the final page, that they won’t be able to wait until spring to experience it the magic of the great outdoors
beautifully illustrated book … outstanding illustrations by Barry Reynolds, and a really attractive, easy-to-follow layout … overflowing with stunning photographs and engaging, child-friendly cartoons accompanied by clear accessible text … perfect to encourage children to discover their local wildlife, and a lovely gift
a beautiful publication, packed full of interesting facts, great illustrations and fabulous photographs. I would loved to have had such a book (and a big hardback at that) when I was growing up, but I must admit that even now I have learned more than a few things I didn’t know! … excellent publication
far from being a spotter’s guide to Irish nature, it is a celebration of its wonders, providing an introduction to a vast topic and hopefully inspiring further exploration
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