Monday, 30 March 2020

"100 adventures to have before you're grown up" by Anna McNuff and Clair Rossiter (Walker Books)

It might feel like the worst time in the world to find a book like this in our review pile, but if there's anything we need right now, it's the thought of tackling the sublime list of things to try in this wonderful book.

"100 Adventures To Have Before You Grow Up" by Anna McNuff and Claire Rossiter is like a divine bucket list of all the things you could do as a curious, energetic and imaginative child.

(There's an awful lot of stuff in here to enjoy with mum and dad too!)

Though many of us are still in social distancing / isolation / lockdown mode, there's plenty in here to help you start building those wishlists of things you'll want to dive headlong into once things get back to a semblance of normal.

As outdoorsy types, we very much liked all the sections in the book that talk about things to do out in the fresh air, and thankfully at the time of writing this review, we've still been staving off our cabin fever at home and doing some of these at weekends.

Let's take a look inside at Anna and Clair's wonderful book:

Packrafting sounds too awesome for words!

One thing that's captured brilliantly in this book is how accessible and possible these adventures feel. You CAN do these things, in fact you can do most of these things fairly easily. 

Travel might feel like a distant wish but seeing the world is well worth it!

Clair's beautiful illustrations help to tease us with a taste of these wonderful adventures, beautifully described by Anna - who feels like she's done them all and would quite happily embark on them all over again!

We did try slack-lining once, but it's trickier than it looks!

Sum this book up in a sentence: Indulge in a spot of daydreamy wishlist creating, and make a pledge to yourself that when things get back to normal you'll get out there and do some of these amazing things!

"100 Adventures to Have Before You're Grown Up" by Anna McNuff and Clair Rossiter is out on 2nd April 2020, published by Walker Books (kindly supplied for review).