The Treasure adores these books,
as we discovered when we found an ancient copy of
The Mallards and Their Neighbors
a few months ago, while visiting my dad.
My momma was (and still is) an avid reader,
and it is a joy to go back to my childhood home
and pick up books from her shelves that I loved way back when
and share them now with our Treasure.
I don't remember reading the Mallards book when I was growing up,
so it was a fun read for me too.
The Treasure begged me to see if I could find the rest of the books in the series,
and I was fortunate to learn they are in print again.....
so she recieved the set for her birthday recently.
These read-alouds are a great supplement for Nature Study,
as they give the reader much information about each creature in story form.
The Bluebirds and Their Neighbors (1930) will encourage you to watch for God's creatures around your own home. These "Old Homestead" animals may very well live near you too. Sharpen your awareness of neighborhood animals through laughing Robin Red & Tattler Jay.
The Mallards and Their Neighbors makes learning about nature fun. The author, Neil Wayne Northey, describes the wonders of wildlife around the pond in a simple, understandable way. Character lessons are taught throughout each chapter. Elementary students through adults will enjoy this story of the life cycle of mallards and their friends.
Neil Wayne Northey continues to teach us principles of right living in his book, "Paddletail the Beaver and His Neighbors." The animals around Wildwood Pond are more timid, but help us learn to be open and caring, and show good manners, no matter where we live. God can teach us about ourselves through studying His works of nature.
"Wild Creatures in Winter" introduces animals that live on the Old Homestead during the wintertime. These creatures teach us to practice thriftiness and to work now and be prepared for the future. Most of all we can learn that God made the animals and loves them just as He loves us.
In "Wild Animals of Africa" Neil Wayne Northey, author of "Old Homestead Tales", brings the animals on the Broad Plain to life. Some of these creatures are strange looking, act strange, and eat strange food! We may meet strange and different people. The author advises us not to judge too soon by what we see and hear. Many lessons can be learned from God's animal creation.
Author isNeil Wayne Northey,
and the best price I was able to find is HERE.