Ginger Wadsworth is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five nonfiction children s books. She has frequently explored Yosemite National Park to pursue her passions for hiking, photography, bird watching, camping, and to research her books, including this one. Daniel San Souci was born in San Francisco and grew up across the bay in Berkeley, California. In 1978 he started a career in book illustration. Daniel has published over eighty books and created many book covers which include wildlife and national park titles. "
Ginger Wadsworth currently resides in Orinda, in the state of California.
Ginger Wadsworth has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about River Discoveries?
A beautiful insight into river life Aug 20, 2004
This lovely picture book does what most of us -- child or adult -- don't have the time or opportunity to do: watch the same river scene for a whole day just to see who shows up and what happens. With each turn of a page, we advance two hours and encounter a variety of creatures, from moose to dragonfly. The two-hour intervals begin at 6 a.m. and continue until the next morning at 6 a.m. Wadsworth's natural information is good, and Kratter's paintings combine well with the words to make it a unified presentation. His colorful illustrations have a watery, river-like look to them, which are just perfect for this book.
"River Discoveries" is great for reading aloud at story hour and for introducing children of any age to a river habitat. The helpful end-page glossary defines concepts that might be new to the youngest readers.
This is a book that young nature lovers will never outgrow. In fact, it's difficult to close the cover and put the book aside. When you finish it once, you find yourself turning right back to the beginning and reading through it again.