Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wild Adventures - Look, Make and Explore in Nature's Playground by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)


Wild Adventures

Written by Mick Manning
Illustrated by Brita Granstrom

Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books

If there's one thing regular followers of this blog will already know about us, it's that we LOVE getting outdoors come rain or shine. Following our adventures through my wife's awesome Can I Walk, Mummy? days-out blog, you'll be able to follow us as we explore the countryside around us - and further afield when we get the chance too.

So Mick and Brita's new book is an absolute corker for us, giving us even more inspirational ideas to make our days out - or even playing in the back garden - loads more fun.

The book covers a multitude of subjects from den building (our favourite thing to do when we trek out to our local woodlands), camping, making an outdoor feast, tracking and signs and of course a good dose of identifying the various flora and fauna we find on our nature rambles.

We firmly believe that spending weekends outdoors hugely benefits Charlotte's development and her awareness of the world around her (and I guess we're hugely fortunate that we have wonderful places to visit around us!)

Thankfully the book does cater for a bit of urban nature spotting too, so don't worry if you're a city-dweller - you'll be surprised what can be found even on your own doorstep.

A fabulous resource to dip into again and again to give you some great ideas for exploring, making and doing outside! Pick it up because spring is definitely on the way, so there are lots of excuses for getting outside into the fresh air!

Charlotte's best bit: Some fabulous ideas to improve her den-building skills (Best tip: Don't let Daddy help!)

Daddy's Favourite bit: A fabulous outdoorsy resource that we'll definitely be dipping into again and again over the coming months (and for years to come, too!)

(Kindly sent to us for review by Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

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