A Nature Lover’s Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders

A Nature Lover’s Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Cel
Author: 
Diane Olson
Publisher: 
Gibbs Smith
Publication Date: 
2012
ISBN: 
978–1–423–62224–6

paper, 215 pp., $12.99

With its small size and sturdy cover, you could easily slip this book into your pocket for a quick glance to find a fascinating fact from Diane Olson or a little sketch by Adele Flail. Olson explains in her prologue for this book that “it’s easy to become disconnected from the natural world” and urgers readers to “get out and engage with nature.” Each day of the year has an entry concerning natural events, animals, or plants. Whether the current day provides some interesting fact about bugs, critters, plants, or astronomical events, you’ll enjoy Olson’s humor and probably learn something new. The book lacks an index, which is a shame. This work would be a wonderful gift to encourage an older child to investigate the natural world.

— Joan Richards, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
14
Number: 
5