Title: National Parks of the USA
Author: Kate Siber
Genre: Children’s Non-fiction
Source: Free ARC from Wide-Eyed Editions
Rating: 5 stars
Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from Scribner via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Review: What an amazing way to introduce children to our National Parks! And given the myriad threats to these national treasures, the timing for such a book couldn’t be more perfect.
As a kid, I grew up in a town that is literally called the “Gateway to Yosemite”, so it should be no surprise that I spent a lot of time there growing up. Since those days, I’ve been to all of the National Parks on the West Coast, and I dream of taking my children to see them as well, so we can enjoy them together. These days we live in Maine, and we hope to make it up to Acadia this summer! My point is, my love for these natural treasures runs deep, and I thrill at anyway I can foster a deeper sense of excitement about the parks within my children. This book is a stupendous way to connect children with the wonders that are our National Parks (particularly children who might not have easy access to a National Park!). The illustrations are perfection, and all the information about the habitats in each park is fantastic. My children are going to go wild over this book when I get my pre-ordered copy in July (can’t wait!!).
This is a MUST have book for kids. Heck, it’s a must have book for ME ! And I plan to be gifting this book to all of our first-grade (and maybe second-grade) teachers in the upcoming school year. MUST. READ.