GRADE LEVEL: Preschool – 3


PUBLISHER: National Geographic Children’s Books (February 9, 2016)

Butterflies flutter, birds soar, and geysers burst into the sky. Join Buddy Bison and his two new friends as they explore the majestic Yellowstone National Park. Breathtaking photographs of Yellowstone serve as the backdrop for the wacky adventures of a curious pair of twins, Elena and Christopher, who are spending the summer with their aunt Rosa, a park ranger.

Instead of waiting patiently when their aunt gets an emergency call, Christopher wanders off. That’s when Buddy Bison, the adorable plush toy clipped to Elena’s backpack comes to life and to her aid. The unlikely pair heads out on a wild adventure through Yellowstone to search for her brother. As soon as Buddy leads Elena safely to her twin, her new oversized pal disappears. What happened to Buddy Bison? Did Elena imagine him or did he really come to life? This charming tale is sprinkled with helpful tidbits about the park, weird-but-true facts about the animals, and more fun facts kids adore. A comprehensive afterword offers a short history of the park and ways kids can get involved in parks preservation.

Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure
“If you're heading to Yellowstone this summer, be sure to check out Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure. This is a fun story for young readers to learn more about Yellowstone. With it's blend of character illustrations featured over breathtaking pictures of Yellowstone, readers will follow twins, Christopher and Elena, on their Yellowstone adventure...”

- Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids Book Reviews
Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure
“This book is the perfect gift for children - very entertaining and well written story, wonderful illustrations and certain to make kids more interested in our national parks and nature. I wish there were more books like this. kudos to the author.”

- Jan R.
Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure
“Although this book might be intended for slightly older children, my 18 month old absolutely loves it. He likes pointing to the bison, the birds, butterflies, and wolves (which appear on the last page of the book.) I've read the story a few times to him, but what I really love about the book is that we talk about trees, nature, mountains, maps, thermal springs, and cyanobacteria! It has beautiful photographs and cute illustrations which catch his attention.”

- Jana


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