Awarded the "Recommended by" seal of the National Gardening Association in 2005 and The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval in September of 2003, this interactive book is the first in a series of nature discovery books. Take A Walk® Books teach readers how to find, identify and observe the treasure of nature they can find in their own backyard, schoolyard, or local park. A self-guided odyssey packed with interesting facts, funny stories, beautiful photographs, illustrations and field guide information. Sidebars include new words with definitions and pronunciations and personal stories by the other kids. Complete with plenty of space and instructions for taking field notes, drawing maps, sketching discoveries, this is a great solo, family, classroom, or group outing! Meets or exceeds many State and Federal Environmental Education standards and initiatives.