Have nature adventures!

Tuesday 8th March 2011

With help from a new wildlife handbook

A new wildlife handbook looks set to inspire and encourage children of all ages to discover wildlife on their doorstep.

Nature Adventures is a beautifully illustrated wildlife handbook, sketchbook and poetry book that will encourage families everywhere to explore the natural environment.

In Nature Adventures, accurate and atmospheric illustrations combine with words and poetry encouraging children to take a break from computer games and TV and get some fresh air.

Adam Cormack, communications manager for The Wildlife Trusts, said:

“Spring is an ideal time to start exploring this book because it’s also the time of year when wildlife starts to wake and, suddenly, there are opportunities to spot some of our most fascinating species everywhere. Before you know it you will be 'talking' to a woodpecker, calling to a weasel, recognising bird song and poking under rocks in the garden to discover what’s lurking beneath. A nature adventure can happen any where and at any time. So, get out there and have your own.”

Drawing upon personal experience of exploring the natural world with their own young children, together with Mick Manning’s lifelong experience as an illustrator-naturalist, Mick and Brita Granström focus their award-winning talent for making children’s books on habitats as diverse as urban parks, woodland, hedgerow, pond, river, moorland, seaside and even car journeys.

In Nature Adventures, accurate and atmospheric illustrations combine with words and poetry encouraging children to take a break from computer games and TV and get some fresh air.

 

Mick Manning and Brita Granström have been working together for 18 years and have won many awards for their children’s books, including the Nestle/Smarties Silver Award. They are also three times winners of The English Association Award. Married with four children, they spend their time between England and Sweden. Their other books with Frances Lincoln include Tail-End Charlie (nominated for The Carnegie Medal and short-listed for the Blue Peter book Awards) Taff in the WAAF, What Mr Darwin Saw and the award-winning Fly on the Wall series. Visit their website at www.mickandbrita.com.


Story by RSWT