“You're making Australian nature study accessible to mothers like me, who easily become discouraged because we're never quite sure how we're supposed to go about it. The Journal is something I can just print out, pick up, and work through with my children without hours of preparation. If I want to use one page, I can do that; but if I want to work through the whole book in order, I can do that, too. I like the simplicity of using one core book (Wonderland of Nature), but the flexibility of the extra pages you include at the end, so that we're not limited to using it with that book. I like the fact that many of the Discovery ideas actually have us going outside to study nature, and that the questions are ones that have us thinking rather than reproducing answers parrot-fashion. It's an excellent way of kindling an interest in nature study, with enough direction for those who need it, and room to go way beyond what is written on the page.”
Ruth Marshall Wonder to Wisdom 1/3/07
“I want to thank you for all of the work you have put into the great set!!!!
This is just perfect for our little Australian nature lovers….and I think that you have just enriched our nature studies by 100%.Every detail that you have included on this CD has been beautifully, and thoughtfully put together, and you have provided my family with a real treasure.
I could go on, and on, but suffice it to say, again and again….”Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou”!
Karen Pearce 23/7/07
“I have just looked at the Wonderland of Nature set, may I congratulate you, it is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I am thoroughly impressed and inspired. More excitedly I have the books you also recommend. It is a goldmine you have put together. I can’t rave enough.”
Erin Hasett Aussie Book Threads 12/7/07
“You have achieved something amazing with Wonderland of Nature – I will find it hard to keep it’s advent a secret! ...I am thrilled as I have long thought every one of them was a niche that needed filling, and didn’t have time to do myself. Good for you!”
Mary Collis A Living Education
“The nature journal is beautiful! It has brought life back to our Wonderland Of Nature book. Keep up with the good work.”
“Wow, I love the Discovery Sheets! I’m very impressed. These are very well done and they are a fantastic addition to the Australian Homeschool Community.”
Susan Priolo. aussiehomeschool.com 1/3/2007
“I am very impressed with both the copybooks and WON book and discovery pages and shall be recommending them to everyone I see.
Thanks for putting together such fabulous Australian resources. I will be very interested in any of your future resources.”
I purchased this book 2nd hand. The book itself tells wonderful stories about the different creatures, in the most beautiful language. The illustrations are delightful. But it only calls the creatures by their nick names. It's pretty hard to find out more information without the proper names of things. I believe the new edition with accompaning CD solves this problem and allows you to access lots of extra information on the internet on each creature.
Overall rating 4.6 (Maximum 5)
Louise Online Review 3/11/08
If your not from Australia read this.
Kim Escobar 17/6/2011