Winter is right around the corner and what better way to stay warm with the family than to hunker down with some hot chocolate and a good book! We were sent some beautiful Gumboot Kids hardcover books from Firefly Books to review along with two cute and cuddly plush characters from the book series!
Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery book series, written by Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford, is a fun and educational book series when it comes to easy reading with your kids! The book series was even featured on CBC!
Follow the adorable and curious mouse duo, Daisy and Scout, as they go on fun and educational adventures solving mysteries all around the forest! You can read this books review we also did for Gumboot Kids!
Scout and Daisy go on a winter hike and on their way to the valley Daisy sees her snow friend she had built just days before. Except there’s a difference, it’s smaller! Why is her friend shrinking? Join them as they find clues to solve the case!
One of almost everyone’s favourite winter activity after a fresh snowfall is making a big old snowman! There’s nothing more fun than getting outside and rolling up some fresh and sticky snow to create your own outside decoration and new friend! What happens when your new snow friend starts to become smaller than you originally made him?
In this story, find out about the different kinds of snowflakes that fall and how the weather affects how the snow falls. Will it be light and fluffy? Will it be wet and sticky? Or maybe a mix of rain?
Read with your little one and help the cute characters learn all about winter temperatures and how snow melts when it becomes a little warmer. This is the perfect book for a snow day story!
Scout and Daisy are getting ready to make pumpkin pie when Scout mentions he saw a hanging food catcher on his garden gate. What is a hanging food catcher? Join them as they find clues to solve this mystery!
Springtime, summer, and fall are popular seasons to see our eight legged spider friends. We find them outside, inside, and they always making webs. But what for? Besides being useful for a spooky haunted house, why do these little creatures make these webs all over?
Spider webs aren’t decorations. They are actually tools spiders use to “catch” their food! It may seem yucky to us, but to the spiders, that is how they survive in nature. They can also help us by catching pests that hurt us like mosquito and black flies!
Scout and Daisy go on an adventure to find out what cobwebs are and why they are made. They find out a lot more than they had thought about these eight legged bugs! Maybe next time you won’t be so keen to broom away that web in the corner!
Scout and Daisy go on a picnic when Daisy realizes she forgot to water her bird feeders! What kind of bird feeders need to be watered? Join Daisy as she helps Scout find clues to solve this curious case!
Flowers are beautiful to have in your garden. But did you know they can also serve a purpose to help nature? Special flowers like sun flowers can be used to feed natures little friends!
Each flower in nature does something special. Some flowers have pollen for bees, some flowers have berries to eat, some flowers have medicine, and some flowers have food!
The seeds in the flowers are natures way of feeding birds! It’s amazing what you can learn just from your own back yard! Join Scout and Daisy as they learn all about how sun flowers turn from tiny seeds to giant growing bird feeders!
As Scout gathers wood for their winter fires, he notices something extraordinary! He has a wooden time keeper right in the forest! What is a wooden time keeper? You’ll have to follow Scout and Daisy to solve this one!
There are so many things to learn in the great outdoors. You don’t even have to go far to look. From bugs to birds, animals and plants, there are so many wonders when you get outdoors!
Have you ever seen a fresh cut piece of wood? Did you ever notice the lines in the tree? Circle upon circle, what are they? This book teaches kids all about the history that comes with trees! The bigger the tree, the more stories they have to tell!
Each ring in the wood represents how old the tree is! The more circles, the bigger the tree and the older it is! With a little help from a handy book about the forest and a few clues to collect, Daisy and Scout are on their way to learn some new things about the history of trees!
Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery Book Series Review
We give these books two enthusiastic thumbs up! The stories are entertaining and heartwarming, but also easy enough for a younger child to read. Each story is an engaging mystery and has a little lesson inside about nature and animals. Educational and fun! We really enjoy the “life like” images in these books depicting the characters (which are super cute making them younger kid friendly). The visuals make those characters almost come to life while we read the stories! Amazing art both literally and visually. You and your family will genuinely love this book series! These books are geared for ages 3-7; however, they are an excellent source for any young reader under the age of 10.