Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman - Review and Giveaway!
Have you read Nature Anatomy? You may remember I listed in it our post What we are reading April 2015. The great news is that Storey Publishing has contacted us for a review and a giveaway!
In her new visual guidebook, Nature Anatomy, noted illustrator Julia Rothman invites readers to share in her delight at the small wonders of the natural world. With more than 700 original full-color drawings, this book is chock full of irresistible images accompanied by intriguing facts. From the shapes and names of mysterious mosses to the anatomy of a mushroom, the phases of the moon, and the interior of a beaver lodge, Rothman's illustrations are sure to awaken the natural curiosity of people of all ages.
This charmingly quirky nature guide covers leaf shapes, bird nests, types of insects, animals with antlers, the ecosystem of a pond, the life cycle of a salmon, wildflowers, and much more. In a highly browseable package, Nature Anatomy is a book that can be returned to often for fresh inspiration and fascinating facts.
Nature Anatomy is perfect for taking on a nature walk around the neighbourhood, on a visit to the arbotetum, botanic gardens, national park or to the beach! It is perfect for nature journalling, to set up at home with natural materials for an exploration or to simply place in a home library or children's bookshelves for the children to independently explore.
It is beautiful, whimsical and charming. A pleasure to have in our home. There are lots of opportunities to use the book for identification although please note the species are American. It also provides the opportunity to spark an area of interest. Illustrations are used to describe natural processes, life cycles, anatomy (of plants and animals) and the text supports with lot of useful facts and information. The book is 223 full colour pages and would make a lovely gift. Nature Anatomy would also be a good addition to a school library or class resources.
The depth of information and the range of topics is just right for my children. Nature Anatomy covers Caspar's (7 years) areas of interests including fossils, land forms, volcanoes, ecosystems, water cycle and anatomy of jellyfish!! It also covers Otis' (four years) areas of learning including metamorphosis, life cycle of frogs, anatomy of a flower and birds and you know he loves nests! It satisfies his interest in insects, snakes and lizards. The illustrations are also really useful for children who are learning nature journalling and illustration.
Julia Rothman is also the author of Farm Anatomy (check out it's amazing reviews) and Hello NY. Her illustration work has appeared in numerous books, magazines, and newspapers, and she designs a line of stationery and wallpaper. Her favorite place to explore nature is Prospect Park, near her home in Brooklyn, NY. She has also illustrated for Kid O!
We have two (2) Nature Anatomy books to giveaway. Storey Publishing has offered one book for a giveaway and I will be giving away our review copy (as we already own this book!).
One book will be open to all entries (international), the second book will be open to Australian entries only. To enter please leave a comment below and mention your favourite way of connecting with nature with your children - and your country of residence. Please only one entry per email address.
Comments will close Sunday 28th June 8PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). I will contact the recipients directly by email.
Comments have closed. I have now emailed both recipients. Amber (international) and Ellen (Australia) will be receiving their books soon. I hope you both enjoy!