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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Incredible Resource for Homeschool Families!

Through Endangered Eyes - a poetic journey into the wild
Written and Illustrated by Rachel Allen Dillon
Children's Nonfiction Book
ISBN-10: 0893170674
ISBN-13: 978-0893170677

Reviewed by D. Mitchell (Northern Arizona) for Amazon

This book is beautiful!

Rachel uses her detailed artwork of dot painting as a medium to attract the kids to individual animals that are endangered. Then engages them even more with the simple poetry. Simple but engaging.

If you or your kids are taken in by a specific animal then you just flip to the back of the book for more. I tell ya this little book is a charm! The back of it is packed full with resources. Each animal has more specific information as well as more general resources for all endangered animals. These resources help you find ways we can make a difference in our own homes, organizations involved with endangered animals and even some lesson plans for elementary kids.

So, in ONE book you get art, language arts and science. My children are ages 3,4,6,& 8 and all of them love it. It is even the right size for little hands to hold and enjoy.

I hope you purchase this book and find it as enjoyable and rewarding as our family is. It is a keeper! Just as the author's dots come together for a beautiful picture our small acts come together to make a difference.

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