Ginger Wadsworth lives in northern California near John Muir's ranch. Yosemite National Park, the setting for this book, is one of her favorite camping and hiking spots. Some of her titles include "John Muir, Wilderness Protector; Giant Sequoia Trees; "and Words West: Voices of Young Pioneers. Karen Dugan has worked on more than twenty-five books, eight with Boyds Mills Press, including "If I Had a Snowplow "by jean L.S. Patrick and "Tea Party Today: Poems to Sip and Savor "by Eileen Spinelli. She lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts."
Ginger Wadsworth currently resides in Orinda, in the state of California.
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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.