Introduction; Home Sweet Home; Deciduous Forest; Coniferous Forests; Tropical Rainforests; Deserts; Temperate Grasslands; Tropical Savannahs; Tundra; Mountains; Oceans; What Goes Around Comes Around; Glossary; Resources; Index.
Donna Latham is an award-winning author and playwright. She is the author of Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself, Backyard Biology Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door With 25 Projects, Deciduous, Forests, Deserts, Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With 25 Projects, Norah Jones, Oceans, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Savannas and Grasslands, and Tundra. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Batavia, Illinois. Farah Rizvi is a graphic designer and an illustrator. She moved to the United States in 2000 and received her bachelor's degree in graphic design with a concentration in French from Colby-Sawyer College.
School Library Journal "Although the text addresses young "eco explorers" directly, this book will likely be used as much by teachers, parents, and organization leaders in planning group activities. Offering an overview of eight terrestrial biomes as well as the ocean, Latham crams a lot of information about climate, plants, animals, soil, and other characteristics onto every page. Vocabulary, jokes, and short questions and answers are tucked into various layouts along with small drawings in shades of gray. Instructions for hands-on activities related to different biomes include craft projects such as pictographs and a cornhusk doll. Students can learn how to make a glacier, an erupting volcano, and a tornado in a bottle. They can bake honey wheat bread or concoct rainforest "crunch and munch." They can create a pinecone bird feeder, conduct experiments related to acid rain, and assemble a desertarium. Latham also lists ways to help the environment in everyday life. ... Designed for hands-on learners, with adult advice and guidance as needed."