National Geographic : 1976 Nov
This Christmas give your children the best gifts of all Put these bright books under the Christ mas trees of all your favorite children and they will thank you again and again, all year long. For a quick preview of each title in the set ... turn the page. To order your book sets in time for the holidays... use the other side of this flap. Parents and children agree... "... Thank you for doing something of such tremendous quality and value for our young developing reader!" "Both my children and I are enjoying the vast amount of information and the delightful pictures." "... they really are wonderful books for children ... you're putting into words and pictures what my husband and I have wanted our children to learn." "... let me also say that as a mother and a reading specialist, I am very impressed with your Books for Young Explorers-my son is enthralledby them-and I look forward to ordering the other available series...." "These books are wonderful-thank you for such a beautiful bargain!" 719B NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, NOVEMBER 1976 Each colorful book- an adventure in learning Camping Adventure. When Dave, Rob, and Cindy go camp ing with their mom and dad, they all prove that "roughing it" can be great fun. Carrying everything they will need in their back packs, they explore their way through parts of the Hoover Wilderness. Readers of this book will travel the same trail and share the fun of pitching tents ... cooking on a camp stove... using a trail map... spotting wildlife... catching fresh trout 1 for dinner...finding snow in summer... and even keeping their food out of the reach of hungry bears! Wonders of the Desert World. When your curious youngsters explore the desert in this book, they'll discover an intriguing land of fascinating animals ... bizarre plants .. brilliant flow ers... and even occasional rain storms! For instance: the Gila monster covered with hard, shiny scales that help keep its body from drying out; the kan garoo rat that can live without ever taking a drink of water; the scorpion that carries its babies on its back; the boojum tree that looks like a giant carrot growing upside down; the desert rain pools filled with tadpoles! The Playful Dolphins. Have you ever seen a dolphin play basket ball? Or "walk" on its tail? Or jump through a hoop? Well, in this fun-filled book your favorite children will see all of this and more. High jumps... .somer saults ... precision leaps. They'll learn how these playful swim mers are trained to perform their tricks...how they use sonar to find things-even when blindfolded... how they go to the doctor... and how they take their vitamins. And they'll even visit a petting pool, where chil dren can feed and touch these charming creatures. Animals that Build their Homes. Gnawing, spinning, chewing, weaving, digging, and carrying -nature's busy creatures con struct some fascinating places to live. In this book children will discover who builds what in nature's neighborhoods. Big color photographs will show such sights as the inside of a beaver's lodge... a termite tower taller than a grown-up.. a woodpecker poking its bright red head out of a tree trunk... a prairie dog's underground liv ing room. This book will help make children aware of the world around them.