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Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite
Rachel the Raccoon and Sammy the Skunk take a leisurely tour of the prairie near their home. Rachel has been studying the wildflowers and grasses that grow in the prairie and knows quite a bit about them; but Sammy has never learned about the plants, so this is a new learning adventure for him.
As Rachel teaches Sammy all about the wildflowers in the Midwest prairie, children also learn. This is an exceptional book for both children and adults. With colorful pictures and names of the plants, along with a description of them, children will soon learn all about the various plants and may even find some of them growing in their own yard. Birds and wind are known to carry the seeds many miles, so one never knows where they will find these plants growing.
This would be a great bedtime read or for a classroom assignment before going on a field trip to the prairie. The illustrations are magnificent and will hold the interest of even the youngest child. This would make an ideal gift for a child or grandchild.
This is the first book in a series about Rachel and Sammy. Look for more adventures in the future.