Wild Adventures (Hardcover)

By Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781847804365, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/15/2017)

List Price: 19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Packed with all kinds of exciting outdoor activities for children and the whole family, to encourage awareness of the natural world, to develop self-sufficiency skills – and to show how much fun it is to explore nature. The activities include: tracking skills; wildlife spotting; foraging for wild food and cooking outdoors; how to light a fire safely (with adult supervision); stargazing, including star maps; outdoor games; nature chase; how to mimic birdsong; how to make whistles and peashooters from elder stems; how to make plaster-cast animal tracks: nature collections and making art from nature finds. With full-page pictures, vignettes, captions and a glossary at the back, this is the book you need when you go out in the park or countryside.



About the Author

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTRÖM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles; Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life; What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge; Woolly Mammoth; and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship; Pharoah's Egypt; Greek Hero.

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTRÖM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles, Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life, What Mr Darwin Saw, Tail-End Charlie, Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge, Woolly Mammoth;and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship, Pharoah's Egypt, Greek Hero.



Praise For Wild Adventures

"An adventure in the playground of nature for the whole family to enjoy that will inspire an awareness and love of the natural world too."



"It's an excellent resource for ideas to enliven class nature trails, and there are plenty of illustrated facts to keep young nature-lovers browsing through its pages."



Selected as a picture book highlight for Autumn 2014 / Spring 2015

"A beautifully presented guide to child-led outdoor activities for all the family. Captures the current trends for forest schools, outdoor learning and muddy wellies."



Selected as a picture book highlight for Autumn 2014 / Spring 2015

"A beautifully presented guide to child-led outdoor activities for all the family. Captures the current trends for forest schools, outdoor learning and muddy wellies."

"It's an excellent resource for ideas to enliven class nature trails, and there are plenty of illustrated facts to keep young nature-lovers browsing through its pages."

"A lovely â??how toâ?? book for the great outdoors. The engaging illustrations will inspire."

"An adventure in the playground of nature for the whole family to enjoy that will inspire an awareness and love of the natural world too."