A Mushroom Book for Kids!
“What good is a fungus?” asked Molly, disgusted. Molly hates mushrooms. When she learns that she is going to have to eat mushroom stew (yuck!) while spending the night at her friend’s house, she takes out her frustration on a couple of innocent fairy ring mushrooms before being greeted by a mysterious steward of the fungi named Brother Toadstool. Their strange guest leads the two friends on an adventure to discover the ways that fungi affect our environment, our health, and more. But will Molly learn to respect the fungus among us? Find out in A Toadstool’s Treasures!
The Mushroom Book Your Kids Never Knew They Needed
A Toadstool's Treasures is a fun and educational science book for kids that tells a tale of two friends that are swept away into a fantastical adventure into the life of fungi. Readers will discover many of the different ways that fungi function in the environment, how fungi are used as foods and medicines, and much more. A Toadstool's Treasures touches on core topics of mycology, ecology, and biology, presented in a manner accessible to children and young adults.
A Toadstool's Treasures Confronts Big Issues
This "mushroom book", as kids often call it, not only teaches about fungi, but also important human issues like loneliness, tolerance, homesickness, and environmental stewardship. A Toadstool's Treasures is the perfect addition to any child's home or school library.
Designed for Homeschooling Parents and Educators
Written by a science educator, A Toadstool's Treasures is a science book for kids designed to be read for entertainment or used as a learning tool by teachers and homeschooling caregivers. Free lesson plans and other learning resources that can accompany the story are available at www.ToadstoolsTreasures.com
Feedback about A Toadstool's Treasures:
"I want to read the mushroom book!"
"This is a fantastic mycology book for kids! It's a really fun story and provides valuable information about mushrooms and mushroom hunting that I wish I had known at a younger age. My kids don't even realize they're learning - it's great!"
"My kids are obsessed with finding mushrooms after reading this book."