disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned for the purpose of review
We live in challenging times and I hope that if nothing else, the last eighteen months have given us all a greater appreciation for the world around us. I’m always telling my son to really look at everything he’s walking past, rather than letting nature pass by in a blur. On 18th November a really rather wonderful book for children is published through DK, called Nature’s Treasures which is written by Ben Hoare.
This 192-page hardback book is predominately aimed at children aged 7-9 years of age and is packed full of beautiful illustrations and photography.
Nature’s Treasures tells children all about intriguing objects from the natural world that are made by animals, plants and even planet Earth itself. The book is split into four sections: Animals, Plants, Fungi and Algae, Minerals and Rocks as well as Items made by Nature.
Each page informs children about different Nature’s Treasures and it’s one of those books that you can spend ages just looking through. My son and I have both enjoyed reading this book. There’s always something new to learn and now he’s at Secondary School he’s getting to look at certain treasures under the microscope, so this book is still relevant for older children too in my opinion.
Snowflakes are always so fascinating aren’t they and it always amazes me that each one is totally unique.
As soon as we turned the page and spotted the Pyrite, my son recalled our visits to the Natural History Museums in Oxford and London where he’s got to see examples of this up close. He’s still not one for actually reading the blurb that goes with museum exhibits, so this book has given him an insight into what’s he’s missed!
I always love anything that can be related to schoolwork in a fun way and as my son is learning about the solar system in more detail now in Physics than he had in Primary School, he was eager to soak up the facts on Meteorite that he could use in class.
Nature’s Treasures really is an excellent reference for children, with captivating illustrations and is full of lots of useful information. I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below (I do earn from qualifying purchases) in case you fancy this for your own bookcase.
I’ve teamed up with DK to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of Nature’s Treasures book worth £20.00 for themselves. Just complete the Gleam form below to enter. Good luck!
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The giveaway will close on 1st December 2021 at midnight.