When we first encountered this book we immediately knew it was one of the best children's books about the great outdoors that we had ever seen.
But as soon as we dove in, we discovered that it's so much more:
It's a beautifully illustrated love letter to America's best National Parks, exploration, and nature - filled with information, facts and maps that are engaging and captivating at any age level.
So, forget about age - this book is a treasure for any kid, adult, family or human that wants to explore the beauty of our nation's greatest parks.
Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks.
Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures.
Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places—and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
With maps and information about flora and fauna found in each of the 21 icon parks portrayed, this is a fantastic celebration of the great outdoors.
Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley, and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures.
Divided by region (East, Central, Rocky Mountains, West, Tropics, and Alaska), a pictographic map at the start of each section shows the locations of the parks to be covered. Each park is introduced by a stunning, poster-worthy illustration of one of its scenes and a summary of its makeup, followed by individual illustrations of the animals and plants that make their homes there.
Captions provide captivating information about the wildlife. Did you know that Everglades National Park is home to marsh rabbits who paddle through its swamps searching for herbs, flowers, and other plants to nibble on? Or that the pronghorn antelope of Badlands National Park are the continent’s fastest land animals, sprinting up to 60 miles per hour to escape predators like bobcats and coyotes?
A “Can you spot this…?” page at the back challenges you to find a pictured critter or plant for every letter of the alphabet.
“…an informative feast for the eyes…[a] stunning look at our nation’s natural treasures.”
- School Library Journal
"It will make you want to hit the road and start exploring."
- Design Mom
"...a treasure...educates and entertains...a must-have for all the families who love to travel..."
- Durango Herald
"...a colorful, kid-friendly encyclopedia crammed with beta, factoids, and vivid illustrations..."
- Outside Magazine
“For travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike…”
- Publishers Weekly
“A panoramic sampler of our park system’s flora, fauna, and other natural wonders.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“…lovely…an engaging picture book…”
- Booklist (STARRED REVIEW