Animal Activity: Cut, fold and make your own wild things
64pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
It’s not often a book comes with a warning that it will self-destruct or a header about how to wreck it. But that is what will eventually happen to this one if the budding mini-Attenborough in your midst makes the most of it.
Full of fascinating facts about the natural world, it contains all sorts of make-and-do activities which require cutting, folding and pasting so that eventually while there might not be much of the book left, the reader will have their own jungle of plants and menagerie of bugs, fish, dinosaurs and a whole lot of other creatures. There is even a checklist to determine whether something is living or not (or ever has) to help the beginner start their exploration of the world around them…
- Does it move?
- Does it eat?
- Does it respire?
- Does it poop?
- Is it sensitive?
- Does it grow?
- Does it reproduce?
With winter closing in and the outdoors not the most appealing place to be, this would be the perfect alternative to screen-watching as little minds and fingers are kept busy following instructions and learning to be more observant of and careful in their environment.