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Slow down : 50 mindful moments in nature / written by Rachel Williams ; illustrated by Freya Hartas.

Slow down : (portion title)
50 mindful moments in nature (portion title)
Williams, Rachel, (author.). Hartas, Freya, (illustrator.).


All around us, nature is working wonders. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it's not always easy to see them . . . In this beautiful illustrated collection, 50 moments in nature are paused for you to watch them in detail. Then you should go outside, and explore, and see what you find when you take the time to slow down. Gorgeously illustrated, this charming collection celebrates the small wonders happening all around us every day.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419748387
  • ISBN: 1419748386
  • Physical Description: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Magic Cat Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-107) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Slow down. Stop. Listen -- A bee pollinates a flower -- Dew collects on a leaf -- A butterfly emerges from a chrysalis -- A duck teaches her ducklings to swim -- A spider weaves a web -- The dawn chorus performs -- A thunderstorm on a summer's day -- A squirrel buries an acorn in autumn and digs it up again in winter -- A bat goes hunting at night -- A rainbow appears -- A fox eats berries from a bush -- A snowflake falls -- Mama and dada birds feed their babies -- A honeybee hive gets to work -- The moon waxes...and wanes -- An ocean wave forms, crests, and breaks -- A tadpole becomes a frog -- Bluebells transform a woodland -- A mole tops up his store of earthworms -- A sunflower tracks the sun -- A game of cat and mouse -- A shooting star lights up the night sky -- A snake sheds its skin -- Mushrooms grow in a forest -- A spectacular sunset descends -- A snail leaves a trail -- A tree's leaves change color...and fall -- A sparrow takes a bath -- A cloud forms -- A chick hatches from an egg -- Cherry blossoms fall to the ground -- Weaver ants build a nest -- Fiddleheads unfurl in the sunshine -- A mosquito makes a narrow escape -- A woodpecker gets to work -- A sea star shuffles across the ocean floor -- A dragonfly performs an aerial show -- Water lilies open on a pond -- A barn owl wakes up -- Poppies bloom in a field -- A horse gallops through a meadow -- Moss drinks in a woodland rain shower -- A ladybug takes to the air -- Salmon swim upstream -- A flock of geese takes flight -- A hare outruns a hungry fox -- A kingfisher dives underwater to catch a fish -- A harvest mouse searches for supper -- An oyster makes a pearl -- A wolf howls to his pack -- Slow down today -- Further reading -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Subject: Nature > Juvenile literature.
Natural history > Juvenile literature.
Animal behavior > Juvenile literature.
Flowers > Juvenile literature.
Meteorology > Juvenile literature.
Mindfulness (Psychology) > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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Macon County Public Library J508 W (Text) 39493110549328 Juvenile New Nonfiction Checked out 12/11/2023