In My Backyard

In My Backyard

Book - 2007
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From the singing of little wrens in spring to paper wasps building their nests in summer; from baby bats drinking mother's milk in fall to baby possums climbing into mother's pouch in winter, In My Backyard celebrates nature and backyard animals through the seasons. Wildlife artist Ron Broda's detailed paper-sculpture art beautifully complements Margriet Ruurs' lyrical text, and young readers will discover a captivating variety of animals and insects.

Find the ladybug in each illustration, along with a hidden animal, which becomes featured on the next page. A detailed legend and helpful hints on how to turn your own backyard into an inviting place for animals to live make this book a must-have for wildlife and nature lovers alike.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780887767753
Branch Call Number: p590 RUU
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Broda, Ron


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Dec 27, 2013

The In My Backyard book is totally useless. Does nothing to identify any backyard fauna or flora. Everything is poorly illustrated with no actual color or any identifying marks or comments. This book is even bad for little children lest they think a crow or field mouse is white. How this book even was published is a mystery as it has no redeeming value of any kind.

Mar 17, 2008

The meditative tone of the text & detailed illustrations help encourage small children to explore the world of nature.

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