Eggers and Angel Chang have created a picture book that shines a light on the beauty
to be found in nature. Called Most of the Better Natural Things in the
World, the book is sparse on words, highlighting the names of places, such
as natural formations like a gorge, gulch, foothills, and fjord. Environments
such as a steppe, cloud forest, estuary, and oasis, are among those also
illustrations are breathtaking, and parents will enjoy exploring the nuances of
each page as they talk about the variety of places to be found on Earth.
There’s even a panoramic fold-out page to illustrate a vista.
story is also carried along through the journey of a lone tiger traveling with
a chair and a rope. Readers find out his destination at the very end, when he
arrives in the taiga to find what is waiting for him. A glossary of terms for
each of the places visited is in the back. The whole effect makes a sweet story
that parents will appreciate while they help their children learn about the natural
provided me with a copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.