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Put on Your Owl Eyes: Learn to Map, Track Animals, and Be a Nature Detective

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Children will see the natural world around them with brand new eyes, as they learn to follow its signs, hear its language, and understand its secrets. With this unique and compelling book written by expert environmental educator Devin Franklin, kids aged 8 to 13 will build their own relationship with nature through finding a “Sit Spot” — an outdoor space in the backyard, i ...more
Spiral-bound, 144 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Jillian (PidginPea's Book Nook)
I've flipped through a lot of books that are intended to get kids interested in nature and exploring the outdoors, but I've never read one quite like this one! This book goes beyond just observing - it's meant to fully engage kids in the world of nature, to get them looking and listening and thinking and feeling and pretending. It's beautiful. It might be a bit much for some readers who are looking for a few quick activities to try while they're playing outside, but for those who are looking to ...more
Julia
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although there is just some work that still needs to be done on this book, especially when it comes to my new pet peeve of using watermarked photographs I am pretty much happy. Actually to really say I wish that I had had this book when I was younger or was even able to go to the camp where the Core Skills are taught. As they say if wishes were horses....

I wasn't quite sure what to make of this book to begin with. Fortunately there was a nice little introduction that gives the reader a definit
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Melissa B
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Part field journal, part informational book, Put on Your Owl Eyes is a wonderful tool for the curious child to use to experience nature in their own world. I appreciate that it is flexible with the natural environment available to the child. Finding a "sit spot" doesn't have to mean going into the middle of a forest. I also enjoyed the reference to animal movements and habits, such as putting on your "fox feet" to teach children to move quietly through nature, "deer Ears" to listen, and finding ...more
Anna
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, planty
I received a digital ARC from Storey Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review:

This is a wonderful tool for kids to use to study, reflect on, and appreciate their natural surroundings.
The stories shared struck a deep cord with me, and the exercises were thought-provoking and meaningful to the work this book requests of its reader. I hope this gets in many hands. We need more awareness and reflection in the world.
Curious Reader
This is a very good book for kids about exploring our nearby nature. I wish I would have had such a book when I was a kid. This is very informative. I loved the activities.
Definitely a thumbs up.

Note: I received a free e-copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Special thanks to the author and publisher for giving me a chance to read it.
Martha
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Apr 26, 2019
Candice (Beachwood Schoolhouse)
As a homeschooling mom this is a great book to add to our library. We love to do nature walk, hikes, and studies and this works perfect.
RedRobinXXX
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I am reviewing this book for Devin Franklin, Storey Publishing, and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review

I’d have loved this as a child as I was well into the outdoors and wanted to know everything. It would have helped me busy away the long summer holidays. It is chock full of ideas and activities which can be done.
Quite a bit of info so I reckon it’s for the junior aged children but it will certainly inspire kids to get out and about.
Karissa Fast
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You can tell that this book is written by an expert educator. Put On Your Owl Eyes is a guidebook for children who want to explore the everyday nature around them. The book brings details to life and encourages kids to experience nature with as many senses as possible. There are several activity pages, which may prove challenging for library collections, but will be a huge asset to elementary school teachers.
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Dana Gisser
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am not 100% sure that we at the library I work at are going to purchase this book, but I also work for an outdoor education facility and we definitely have put this book on our radar to but when it is published for a wide variety of uses with our displays, hand outs, camps, and educational programming. A lot of these were concepts I was already familiar with personally but the book does a great job of breaking this down for younger readers or for a child and parent who maybe are not experience ...more
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Sharon Tyler
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Put on Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature's Secrets; Mapping, Tracking & Journaling Activities by Devin Franklin is currently scheduled for release on May 14 2019. This book is intended to help readers see the natural world around them with brand new eyes. It will teach them to follow its signs, hear its language, and understand its secrets. The book is written by expert environmental educator Devin Franklin, for kids aged 8 to 13 to read and build their own relationship w ...more
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Denise
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this advanced look into this book in exchange for an honest review.

More than activity book, Putting on your Owl Eyes, is an adventure. Whether your child is an explorer or a Saturday afternoon reader, this book can provide hours of education and seemingly endless adventures.

The author shares her experiences outdoors through the eyes of several animals from the places they habitat. She encourages our children to start in their own backyards before ventu
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