WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (PRWEB) December 22, 2011
“Today we will be meeting dandelions with Cassie.” So begins Kathryn Felton’s Meeting Wildflowers: Growing Wild and Free in America. This latest picture book by Felton is designed for adults to read with childen.
Felton craftily captures the organic relationship between nature and the little ones in Meeting Wildflowers: Growing Wild and Free in America. Readers, both the young and old, are introduced to the country’s most beloved wildflowers such as dandelions, poppies and bachelor’s buttons, as well as autumn’s goldenrods and asters.
Each page in this picture book is filled with lovingly taken photos by the author herself and the people close to her. Whenever a parent, teacher or a little one starts to sift through the pages of Meeting Wildflowers: Growing Wild and Free in America, they get to reflect on the beauty and importance of nature like the “purple cosmos that are actually quite delicate and mild; they make me think of you and your adorable little smile.”
Felton also encourages parents and educators to read with their children. She further said,
“According to Heidi Flatin, MD, reading aloud to your children says, “I love you!” Read slowly, be expressive, throw in your own sound effects. Talk about the pictures, show the words, and stop periodically to ask questions. See what your child thinks and give your ideas on the topic. This habit should be instilled with your children at a very early age. It is unbelievable what actually will sink in. My number one point is that parents read with their children and discuss life and love, etc and not spend all time alone on other things such as computers. Reading together teaches a lot about sharing ideas, and its physical contact and discussion. You can throw in a few phonics lessons, too!”
In this genial work of of the author’s, readers are reminded that nature has a lot to teach humans if they just stop to listen, give it special attention, and appreciate it for its profound beauty.
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About the Author
Kathryn Felton has been a math and science teacher for many years. She also taught choirs and worked with several Florida state programs as an advocate in the area of child abuse and neglect. She has served on the board for a children’s museum and was a founding board member of the Tampa Museum of Fine Arts. “Meeting Wildflowers: Growing Wild and Free in America” are the thoughts that she wishes to pass on to her children, grandchildren, and all of the children on the planet.
Meeting Wildflowers: Growing Wild and Free in America* by Kathryn Felton
Just Like You and Me
Publication Date: December 16, 2011
Picture Book; $19.99; 50 pages; 978-1-4653-9973-1
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 50 pages; 978-1-4653-9974-8
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