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There's a Barnyard in My Bedroom

by David Suzuki
illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

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list price: $12.95
also available: Hardcover
published: 2010
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There’s a Barnyard in My Bedroom

In this book, Megan and Jamie’s exploration of the world of nature is presented in an easy-to-understand format. Divided into three sections, “Seeing the Air” explores how air feels and sounds; “Rainy Day Hike” shows that nature is present around and in the house, for example, window glass is made from sand ; “Time Travelers” delves into the past hundreds of years and into the future in the backyard garden. Related activities are incorporated into each section. A glossary and answer pages are also included. Full-page, colour illustrations enhance the adventures.

Suzuki has authored over forty books including, for children, Salmon Forest and You Are the Earth. Fernandes has illustrated more than ninety books and was a finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award and the 2007 Amelia Frances HowardGibbon Illustrator’s Award.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2008-2009.

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Recommended by Curriculum Services Canada, this fun and engaging story, based on three previous children's books by David Suzuki and Eugenie Fernandes, introduces young children to environmental issues without overwhelming them.

In this beautifully illustrated story, a brother and sister go on nature adventures and discover that natural magic is all around them, even in their own home. They find an ocean in their bathroom, dinosaur breath inside their own bodies, and the past and the future in their own backyard.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. Also available in hardcover.

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Editorial Reviews

This delightful three-chapter book invites learning in the most natural way, unmarred by deadly good-for-you words that can so easily kill a child's curiosity and enjoyment. David Suzuki is a scientist who clearly enjoys sharing his knowledge with children. A glossary . . . and a list of suggested activities will allow parents and teachers to make the most of these pages. —California Coast & Ocean

There's a Barnyard in My Bedroom is an informative and entertaining environmental book for children. Written by David Suzuki the story has Jamie and Megan going on a hike, inside the house, with their father to learn about nature. They learn about things that came from animals and trees and even items that come from plants that lived millions of years ago. —

In There's a Barnyard in My Bedroom, acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki takes children and their adult reading companions on a sweeping three-part ecological adventure in picture-book form . . . Complete with activity suggestions and a glossary, this is a useful tool for environmental exploration with kids. —E Magazine

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