Monday, March 6, 2017

Jake's Nature Guide: Rocky Mountains - Book Review


Synopsis
Welcome to the Rocky Mountains! Parents, children, and nature enthusiasts alike will find Jake's Nature Guide an easy-to-read, informative, and easily accessible guidebook on their adventures through the Rockies. Bring Jake along to help you gain a deeper appreciation of one of America's most breathtaking areas! You will not only learn how to identify plants and animals, but gain fascinating insights along the way. For example, did you know that while gathering food a bee may fly up to 60 miles in a day?


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My Review 
Jake's Nature Guide is a great pocket-sized guide that gives you a variety of information about the flora and fauna you may come across as you hike through the Rocky Mountains. I've never been to the Rockies, and I don't know if I'll ever get to go, but if I do, this guide will definitely be in my hand and ready to go.

I let my two year old browse through the guide, but he wasn't too interested in it while I was reading it. My ten year old, though, found it fascinating, and he liked the fun facts provided by Jake the dog. I definitely enjoyed learning some new things, especially about the animals that tend to be found around the area. I love animals, and learning new facts about them was great!

I'd definitely recommend Jake's Nature Guide for anyone who enjoys hiking, anyone who enjoys learning new things, and any parent who wants to get their kids more interested in nature rather than, say, video games. 5 stars! 


About the Author
Mark Danenhauer has had a passion for nature since he was a young boy growing up near the beaches of Southern California. While at College in Santa Barbara he developed a passion for the mountains. Since then his love of mountains has taken him to the Himalayas, Madagascar, Kenya, South Africa, the Andes, and to the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake City.
He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in environmental studies and an M.A. from the University of Illinois in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. Throughout his life he has shared his passion of the outdoors with others while working with guides and children as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar, as a non-profit environmental advocate in Salt Lake City, and most importantly as a father of two children.
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