There's A Barnyard in My Bedroom

There's A Barnyard in My Bedroom

Book - 2010
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This fun and engaging story makes an engrossing -- but not overwhelming -- introduction to environmental issues for young readers. With the help of their parents and their own imaginations, Jamie and Megan discover that natural magic is all around them, even in their own home. Sheets and pillows, fruits and furniture -- they all come from nature. What's more, the air isn't just empty space -- it's full of smells, sounds, water, and life-giving gases. And their backyard contains clues to both past and future: rocks from millions of years ago, a nail from pioneer times, and seeds that will grow into food for the summer. Beautiful full-color illustrations bring each adventure to vibrant life, with a forest growing in the living room and a stream appearing in the back garden. Each chapter ends with a page of related activities, and a glossary is included at the back.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Greystone Books, 2010, c2008
ISBN: 9781553655329
Branch Call Number: SUZ
Characteristics: 58 p
Additional Contributors: Fernandes, Eugenie 1943-


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forbesrachel Aug 21, 2012

Teaches a lot about nature and our dependency on it....not much of a story though; it's more like a non-fiction book.

RockTheBooks Oct 31, 2011

I adore David Suzuki and his good intentions, but few children would be able to sit through reading this unnecessarily long book. A great tool for teaching kids about enivironmental issues and where household items come from; however, most children reading picture books are not going to understand that the wood in the coffee table comes from the Amazon, and to be honest, past page ten, I don't think they'll care.

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