| Wild Life in Woods and Field|
|by Arabella Buckley|
|First volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces the youthful reader to the variety of animal and plant life that three children observe on their way to school through fields and woods. The goal of the series is to inspire children to become keen observers of wildlife and to heighten their curiosity about their natural surroundings. Eight color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Ages 7-9 |
 WE three friends, Peter, Peggy and Paul, walk to school
together every day. We all love flowers and animals,
and each day we try to find something new.
Peter is a little boy. He can only just read. But he
has sharp eyes. He sees most things in the hedges.
Peggy's father is a gamekeeper. She knows the birds and
where to find their nests. Paul comes from the farm. He
is a big boy and will soon be a teacher.
We meet at the big pond under the elm trees. Then we
walk along a narrow lane, across the common, through
the wood, and over three fields to the village school.
In the pond we find all kinds of creatures. In the lane
are beetles and mice, flowers and berries, birds' nests
and wasps' nests. On the
 common the spiders spin their webs on the yellow gorse.
In the ploughed field the lark hides her nest. In the
grass field there are buttercups and daisies. In the
cornfield there are poppies and cornflowers.
Paul is going to write down for us all we see and put
it in a book.
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