Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Been There, Done That - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Spotting wildlife is a thrill, but it’s not easy. When Cole comes to visit his friend Helena, he can’t wait to see all the wildlife the forest has to offer—and disappointed when all he sees are a few birds. Together the kids set out on a hike and encounter plenty of animal signs along the way. Through observation and her knowledge of animal behavior, Helena helps Cole learn what each of the signs means: something had been there; something had done that.

My Review:

Been There, Done That tells of two friends, Cole and Helena, who walk through the woods looking for animals.  Cole has seen plenty of birds, but not much else.  During their walk, Helena points to trees, grass, and other parts of nature to show that something had "been there, done that". 

This is a story of what markers or signs can be found in nature to determine what wildlife had been there.  Not only does it illustrate what specific clues Helena discovered, it also tells of which animal had been to that specific spot and why.

The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book has an Animal Signs Matching exercise that allows kids to match each animal sign or track to the animal that left it.  There's also directions on how kids can make their own Cast of Tracks.  And, to further educate, there's a section on different animals and what kinds of tracks they make.  For instance, you might discover where an eagle's been by looking for white spots on top of dead trees and near the trunks of live trees.

Been There, Done That: Reading Animal Signs is a Spring 2016 book release by Arbordale Publishing.

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33 comments:

James Robert said...

My kids like polar bears or tigers

Maryann D. said...

We love Owls and lions and leopards.
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momo said...

My grandson likes lions and tigers a lot.

Michelle Elizondo said...

Cheetah!

aperry said...

I like hawks

Kristen said...

I like raccoons.

Amy C said...

Lions!! My first grader did a report on lions earlier in the year.

Renee said...

I think bats are really strange and cool animals.

Feisty Fox said...

This is a really neat idea for a book! I love to spot all kinds of animals but owls might be my favorite.

Ken Ohl said...

I love tigers. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Isaiahsmom said...

This is cool for my son to read learning signs from animals.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

Polar bear is one of my favorite wild animals
Thank You

Fiona N

j1man1r66 said...

we love squirrels, they are so smart!
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Jennifer Rogers

Rachel said...

I like foxes!

Jodi Armstrong said...

We love all wildlife especially owls.

James Coyne said...

I like turkeys

Danielle said...

Most of them really.

rajee pandi said...

elephant

Leela said...

I love birds.

Audra said...

I love hippos

dlhaley said...

I like Panthers.

Diane Bare said...

Big cats!

laura b said...

We love Tigers!

Brenda Guardado said...

I personally like beavers because they do so much for the environment. My niece and nephew like turtles because they are cute.

Melinda Atwell said...

I am a fan of owls!

Marty C. said...

I like owls, otters, squirrels. Not a coyote fan, since they keep stealing my chickens, but I enjoy almost everything else :-)

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like raccoons

Darlene said...

I love deer

cbusch said...

I love owls. chaselhoff at usa dot net

Sue Hull said...

I love tigers and leopards.Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

I love tigers and leopards.Thank you for the chance :)

Lisa Jagodzinski said...

Monkeys are my favorite! And most recently my parents just came home from their vacation in Costa Rica and brought my toddler son back a monkey stuffed animal and he loves monkeys now!!

lilyk said...

I love pandas!