Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story by Suzanne Slade - ESSENTIAL

Slade, Suzanne Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story, illustrated by Jessica Lana.  PICTURE BOOK.  Sleeping Bear Press, 2017.  $17. 

Anna Comstock loved nature from the time she was small.  She followed her dream to college and created life-like drawings that helped everyone from her professors to farmers trying to figure out what was eating their crops.  Then came her years of pioneering children not only learning about nature, but going outside and learning from observing nature.

What a circle we keep dancing in education!  We keep enclosing our children in rooms and houses and not letting them get their fingers and toes wet and dirty.  A definite timely reminder about allowing children time to be children. 

EL (K-3), EL – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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