Young children always like to look at bright pictures, and here they can learn about nature at the same time - not just animals and plants, but also weather, the seasons of the year, and different environments. In this book, they will see fluffy chicks, scuttling crabs, waddling ducks, feathery ferns, thorny roses and many other enticing photographs that will teach them all about the natural world. Early learners will love identifying all the animals, plants and objects, and the straightforward, lively text encourages reading skills and interactive questioning. This first words and picture boardbook will delight and inform little ones, who will enjoy looking at it with grown-ups or by themselves. Experts agree that young children respond more immediately to photographs than to illustrations. This book is visually appealing, designed for preschoolers to enjoy and to learn from. It is full of fun images of youngsters just like them, together with familiar and strange plants and creatures - everything from a shy rabbit to a spiny puffer fish.Devised with the help of educational specialists, the book combines simple text with bold, bright images to promote the development of literacy skills. The material is grouped into visual and subject patterns, such as spring, summer, autumn, winter, in the forest, and under the sea. The final two pages challenge young readers to remember where they saw certain pictures before. This encourages them to make connections, and to see how various things evolve, work and link together.