Nature's Yucky: Gross Stuff that Helps Nature Work

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Mountain Press Pub., 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Did you know that honey is really bee barf? That grizzly bears sometimes eat rotting meat? Or that turkey vultures poop on their own feet? Nature's Yucky uses kids' natural fascination with the stinky, the gross, and the icky to help them learn more about wild animals and why critters behave as they do.

Younger children will love having the book read to them, while older children and adults will also enjoy the "Animal Facts" section in the back, which has more in-depth information on the featured animals. Kids of all ages will get a kick out of learning to identify the droppings of various animals by making (and eating!) "scat cookies." Lovely watercolor illustrations balance out the "yuckiness," reminding us that nature is not just disgusting, but beautiful, too.

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NATURES YUCKY is a wonderful book!

User Review  - flightnurseskye - Overstock.com

I learned alot from this book and took it to work I am an Emergency Room RN and everyone read it. It would make a killer gift I bought two but is an excellent addition to your home library. I never knew Nature was even yuckier than a Saturday night in the ER! Buy at LEAST two... Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2003)

Lee Ann Landstrom and Karen I. Shragg are longtime educators of children and adults. Landstrom has a master's degree in biology and directs the Eastman Nature Center for the Three Rivers Park District in Osseo, Minnesota. Shragg has a Master's degree in outdoor education and recreation, and a doctorate in education. She heads the Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, Minnesota. Their first book together, Nature's Yucky! Gross Stuff That Helps Nature Work, received the Izaak Walton League of America Book of the Year Award.

Karen I. Shragg and Lee Ann Landstrom are longtime educators of children and adults. Landstrom has a master's degree in biology and directs the Eastman Nature Center for the Three Rivers Park District in Osseo, Minnesota. Shragg has a Master's degree in outdoor education and recreation, and a doctorate in education. She heads the Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, Minnesota. Their first book together, Nature's Yucky! Gross Stuff That Helps Nature Work, received the Izaak Walton League of America Book of the Year Award.

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