Friday, March 24, 2017

Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story by Suzanne Slade –ADVISABLE

Slade, Suzanne Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story.  PICTURE BOOK.  20 pgs. Sleeping Bear Press, 2017.  $17.99.  Content: G.

A picture book biography of Anna Comstock, readers first learn about her early love for nature, her pursuit of education in science in a time where she was unique for attending college, her detailed drawings of insects, and especially her passion for educating children about nature which left a lasting contribution today. Filled with large, bright, watercolor illustrations. Readers can learn more about Anna’s life in the end notes.

This was a lovely book and would be nice read to show young girls that insects are not just a ‘boy’ thing. It was be fascinating to pair this with Anna’s actual book and/or a lesson on science drawing. I am going to show this to our art teacher right away. Also great for a lesson on contributors to our modern day education system.

EL(K-3), EL – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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