On Our Nature Walk: Our First Talk About Our Impact on the Environment
by Dr. Jillian Roberts
illustrations by Jane Heinrichs
Orca Book Publishers, 2022
$14.95, 32 pp, ages 6 – 8
On Our Nature Walk is Orca’s latest addition to The World Around Us series. This inquiry-based book provides multiple opportunities for students to explore issues that are having an impact on the environment. Clearly written text, photographs, drawings, and fact boxes all provide information for young readers. At the end of the book, students meet a number of young innovators who have used their skills to develop projects that are designed to clean up the planet.
Classroom Connections: On Our Nature Walk is an accessible resource for primary students that addresses learning outcomes across the curriculum. The questions posed in the text not only provide discussion points but also suggest possibilities for activities and projects. This book lends itself to practising the following reading strategies: asking questions, inferring, making connections, making predictions, and transforming.
Review by Brenda Boreham.
This review is featured in Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Winter 2024 issue.