Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Outside: A Guide to Discovering Nature by Maria Ana Peixe Dias, Ines Tiexe Do Rosario and Bernardo Carvalho (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

Frances Lincoln Publishing continues to scour the globe for the very best in children's books, this time with a huge weighty tome full of the joys of outdoors. Let's go outside...
"Outside" hails all the way from sunny Portugal where it won a brace of children's book awards. Now it's been translated into English so we can enjoy this huge thick volume filled to the brim with amazing activities and facts to encourage your children outdoors.

We don't need encouraging, we love nothing better than a muddy welly walk or a sunny picnic on a summer's day, but we do love books that help children see the marvels and delights that can be just a few steps away from their front door.

Learn how to identify animal tracks, or spot where animals and birds have been feeding. Find a multitude of interesting flora and fauna tucked between the many pages of this book and you'll long for the true appearance of spring, a bit of warmer weather and a chance to escape the confines of the house.

It's certainly no pocket-sized guide, this - but after a good flick through you'll be ready for your own outdoor adventures.

Charlotte's favourite bit: Learning more about animal tracks and where to find them.

Daddy's favourite bit: A huge thick weighty book, just the way we like 'em - and it's packed to the brim with amazing descriptions and illustrations, and a ton of outdoor facts to inspire your children and get them curious about the great outdoors.

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

"Outside - A Guide to Discovering Nature"

Written by Maria Ana Peixe Dias and Ines Tiexe Do Rosasio

Illustrated by Bernardo Carvalho

Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Publication Date (Hardback): 3rd March 2016