Three parts in One: Part I: Plants; Part II: Animals; Part III: Air, Water, Heat, Light, ...Illustrated by numerous engravings.
Children are busy observers of natural objects, and have many questions to ask about them. But their inquisitive observation is commonly repressed, instead of being encouraged and guided. ...... Here is a radical error in education. When we put a child into the school-room, to be drilled in spelling,reading,arithmetic, geography,etc., we effectually shut him in from all the varied and interesting objects of nature, which he is so naturally inclined to observe and study. These are very seldom made the subjects of instruction in childhood.. And even at the fireside the deficiency is nearly as great as it is in the school-room". Dr. Worthington Hooker therefore has written this pleasant little (179 pages) in an easy to understand language, with many illustrations. He has divided this volume into 3 parts, PLANTS, ANIMALS, and AIR, WATER, HEAT, LIGHT, etc.