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|Author: Mary Miche’
Illustrator: Consie Powell
Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95
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.
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- 2013 Children’s Book Council & Nat. Science Teacher’s Assn. Outstanding Science Trade Book
- 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award
- 2013 Izaak Walton League Book of the Year Award
- 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Honorable Mention)
- 2012 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist
“What a delightful way to present the habitats of the world—all in patchwork quilt designs! The comparison of quilt squares joined together to form a beautiful quilt to that of the habitats of the world combined to create our remarkable planet is presented in such a creative way through the illustrations of Consie Powell. As the pages unfold, readers will find themselves immersed in the desert, rainforest, or ocean habitat for example, with the vegetation and wildlife of that particular biome portrayed in the surrounding quilt-like border. Vocabulary such as interdependence, adaptations, and biodiversity are introduced and explained in a simplistic way for young readers to understand. A quilt design with each of its squares devoted to an environmentalist of the world is also presented including Rachel Carson examining ocean vegetation, John Muir exploring the forest, and Jane Goodall observing a chimpanzee. Two pages at the back of the book are full of author tips on how to incorporate this title into different areas of the curriculum. Classrooms and libraries will want to include this title in their science collections. Recommended for children ages 7 to 10.”
— Ingram Book Co. (August 2012)
“Nature and the environment are made up of many things, and appreciating them all is the charm of the world. is aimed at young readers to outline the many climates and settings of our world, with full color illustrations of each environment and the critters who call it home. From the oceans to the mountains, Nature’s Patchwork Quilt is filled with plenty to consider for young people interested in nature in all its forms, highly recommended.”
— Midwest Book Review (October 2012)