Many kids today are so wrapped up in their technological toys that they are becoming increasingly cut off from the world around them — even their own backyards. There are many mysteries and wonders there that are either ignored or taken for granted.

In this practical and informative children's book designed for kids from grades 1 - 3, Lisa Campbell Ernst opens the door to a familiar world (the yard) which is filled with interesting plants (dandelion), things (bubble wand, balls, wagon, hose, wheel), animals (bird, snail, caterpillar, fireflies, squirrel, ant, butterfly), dirt, rocks, puddles, clouds, and more. In two page spreads, we are treated to information and explanations of these wonders of our daily life. Focusing our attention on these things, we realize what strange and enlightening experiences we can have in our own yards.