A book that encourages nature exploration
My first grader was captivated by this book that follows a young bear and his mother as they go pond walking. mama bear and buddy bear go to pete's pond and find nature in abundance. there's duck and geese, whirligig beetles, frogs, cattails, duckweed, waterlilies, and many more. in simple language, readers get to discover what distinguishes a damselfy from a dragonfly,and much more. along their walk, young buddy tries his best to look out for his prize, the sighting of a turtle. mother and child have time to not only enjoy nature in all its splendor, but also stop to have some rest and snacks. the collage illustrations add a lovely simplicity to the story that makes it all the more engaging, with actual cut-out photographs of ducks, damselflies, etc. this is a wonderful way to inspire a love of nature in young children.