Throughout the summer, birds gorge themselves on fruits, seeds and insects in preparation for the winter months. There are those that somehow cope with the cold weather and others that take flight in search of warmer climes. They need energy and time to cross the seas and deserts!
Throughout the year, the seasons succeed one another, the weather changes as do our activities and our clothes!
Cap or woolen hat, light T-shirt or thick pullover, sandals or wellington boots...
Each season comes with its own delights!
A trip to the heart of nature, readying to sleep for the winter. "It's getting dreadfully cold... There's nothing more to eat! What will the marmots, hedgehogs and squirrels do? ...They're going to sleep the whole winter! Shhh... They're hibernating!" » After the warmth and abundance of summer, the animals of the forests, prairies and mountains, with tummies full, start preparing their cosy nests for the coming winter. Each in its own way. A captivating approach to the phenomenon of hibernation for small children.
Volcanos have fascinated mankind (young and old) since the dawn of time. Their eruptions are dreaded while their incandescent beauty is admired. What geological phenomena cause eruptions? How does lava reach the surface? Are all volcanos the same? A book that answers all these questions in simple terms, accessible to the youngest readers.
A whole little world lives together on the farm. Each has his place: the hens in the henhouse, the rabbit in the hutch, the cows and sheep in the meadow... They give us eggs, milk and other good things to enjoy. The animals may be the main protagonists in this book, but the culture and work of the farmer are the scenery.
The moon shines, the stars twinkle... The night isn't black. Our earth revolves around the sun and we're not alone: seven other planets revolve around our central star. Each at its own pace. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They're all different!
Some are hot, cold, solid, gaseous and even double. The solar system for the very young!
Drip, drip, drip... Where does rainwater come from? Clouds of course! But where does rainwater go? It runs away, or soaks into the ground, or forms puddles and ponds. Along the way it waters plants, and then keeps going... It flows into streams, that flow into rivers, that flow into the sea... And why doesn't it stop when it gets to the sea? Because some of it evaporates and turns back into clouds. And it starts all over again... The water cycle narrated simply and effectively.
Tending a garden and its plants - fruits and vegetables - means watering, turning the soil, seeding, adding fertilizer, waiting, watering, using the right tools, weeding, getting rid of slugs... and when the fruit and veg are fully ripe, picking them and feasting on them! The keys aspects of gardening that little ones can get their hands into.
Walking, observing, collecting, listening, sensing, discovering an ecosystem, a landscape and its components. Learning the names of trees, flowers, birds, insects, mushrooms, little mammals... Adventuring and leaving your fears behind, letting your imagination wander. "Thank you forest for offering us So many surprises and pleasures! Two eyes, that may just be enough To take it all in? ..."
All around the rivers, animals come to drink, birds come to reproduce… In rivers, the fishes swim calmly, going with the flow. The river is also a place of living for many insects, a well furnished food saver and the favourite habitat for many aquatic plants.
Whales, Sperm whales and Dolphins nurse their young, they are warm-blooded and breathe through their lungs. They are mammals just like us!
Whales sing, dolphins chatter to locate each other and also to communicate. They have beaten many records.
North Pole or South Pole? We often tend to confuse them. They are both at the ends of the Earth, they are often covered with ice and their names are quite similar: Arctic and Antarctic! But the similarities stop there! Indeed, if the North Pole (the Arctic) is an ocean surrounded by islands and pieces of continents, the South Pole (Antarctica) is a land covered with ice! And that changes everything ...
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