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A book review of Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman

A book review of Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman

Stars: *****

Storey Publishing (2015)
224 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for promotion. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Learn the difference between a farrow and a barrow, and what distinguishes a weanling from a yearling. Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman’s charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from the shapes of squash varieties to how a barn is constructed and what makes up a beehive to crop rotation patterns, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. 

Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Nature Anatomy Notebook, Ocean Anatomy, and Food Anatomy.

Nature Anatomy

Nature Anatomy is a beautifully illustrated introduction to all things Nature. That is why we are using it as part of our Nature Education class that I’ve designed for my highschooler. Although the book is aimed more at a young crowd, it’s been an interesting read for my highschooler too and she has been working through a workbook from Daily Skill Building that we bought to go with it. It’s a great way to absorb what you’re reading.

Each page sticks to one topic and the illustrations as I’ve said are just beautiful. There are some sample pages below so you can get a feel for the layout and design. This would make a fun book for any nature lover, especially if they aren’t sure what part of nature they love the most yet. It introduces the reader to so many parts.

I intend to get all the book in the series and I can’t wait to see what the next one is.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.