Outside (Paperback)

Discovering Animals

By Maria Ana Peixe Dias, Ines Teixeira do Rosario, Bernardo P. Carvalho (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781786031600, 208pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Where does this footprint come from?
Who has nibbled this pinecone?
What is this worm up to?

Whether you live in the country or the city, nature is still all around you, so what are we waiting for? It's time to jump off the couch and discover the animals that live on your doorstep.

Created in collaboration with a team of experts, this comprehensive guide includes suggestions for activities and many illustrations to help the whole family get started, leave the house, and go out to discover – or simply admire – the amazing world that exists outside.

About the Author

Born in Portugal in 1976, MARIA ANA PEIXE DIAS received her PhD in Biology from the University of Lisbon, before migrating for a short time to Great Britain to work with BirdLife International, the world's largest nature conservation partnership. Since her early childhood, Maria has showed a particular interest in the insects and plants taking over the suburban gardens and vacant plots of her local neighbourhood.

Born in Lisbon in 1973, BERNARDO P. CARVALHO attended the College of Fine Arts of Lisbon, and later co-founded the children's publishing company, Planeta Tangerina. He has since created more than twenty books for children and won several prestigious awards for his illustrations.

Praise For Outside: Discovering Animals

Anyone looking for a resource to spark your students’ curiosity about the outdoors will delight [...] The topics covered include signs that animals leave behind, bugs and critters, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals. The detail in many of the sections will excite the readers. I love how the authors create the connections between nature, animals, and the human reader. [...] Will impress any teacher hoping to encourage budding naturalists or scientists. The curriculum connections are varied and abundant. School librarians will definitely want to add this to their collection. Highly Recommended.
- School Library Connection

Use this guidebook to learn about how to follow the clues, like tracks, noises, and bite marks, to discover all kinds of bugs, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals that call your backyard home.
- Foreword Reviews