Mom at home scientist

Ecology of my motherhood; analyzed, frugal, and (mostly) natural.

The Big Book of the Blue- a book review

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It comes as no surprise that my children love to read, given how much hubby and I loved to as children. We read a lot as homeschoolers and my standards are high for the books I love. I recently stumbled upon a book that was out on display in our local library called, The Big Book of the Blue, by Yuval Zommer. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of work therein.

The Big Book of the Blue is directed towards children of the ages 6-14. The illustrations in the book are magnificent and scientifically educated. Although they are still meant to be artistically illustrative, they are not glaringly wrong, as I have found in many other non-fiction illustrations. And the illustrations really are the star here.

The Big Book of the Blue is an introduction to the ecosystems of the ocean with short informative and interesting facts about the various featured animals. I highly recommend it for supplementing oceanic portions of science curriculum. I believe it will develop a love for the ocean and the animals that live in it while fostering care for its inhabitants and their health.the book of blue

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Author: Jenn

A busy at home scientist and mom with hypothyroid Hashimoto's, Jenn tries to make the best decisions for her family based on science, frugality, religion, health, sustainability and time management (not necessarily in that order). She occasionally writes poetry or goes ballroom dancing. Jenn regularly attends both church and mass. She also has a zoology degree from one of the most prestigious science universities in the country, more research experience than many PhD grads and a love-hate relationship with toxicology. Jenn cloth diapers mostly, but practices "elimination communication" as well. She has lived in three countries and speaks several languages. Jenn also sews, cooks, bakes, gardens, spins (wool) and loves calculus, even though she may be a bit rusty at it by now. With many food intolerances in her family, Jenn is constantly looking at dietary bypasses and evaluating food choices taking into account her education in metabolism, cell and molecular biology and biochemistry. To add to the complexity, she has started following the Auto-Immune Protocol (AIP), which is for healing the gut and putting auto-immune disease into remission.

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