** Don’t miss the exciting giveaway opportunity at the end of this post! **
Every once in a while, while trawling the library shelves, I come across a little gem that surprises and delights me. ‘Nature Adventures’ is one of those treasured finds. This inspired book was written from the authors’ own perspective of raising their four young boys and of what they get up to over the weekends. I must say that their passion just explodes from the pages and I feel like we have been included on their weekend excursions.
This book encourages children (and me) to be observant and that a nature adventure can be found anywhere and at any time. It is a wildlife handbook, sketch book and diary all in one. The book has divided the nature adventures into areas of exploration:
- *’In The Town’
- *’Fresh Water’,
- *’Field and Hedgerow’
- *’Wild Country’
- *’The Seashore’
- *’ Through the Seasons’
- *It even includes a snippet on nature while on a car journey!
The illustrations are beautiful! Notes are made beside each illustration just as you would do in your own nature journal. Poetry and quotes from great poets, play-writes and classic literature have been sprinkled throughout, giving a lovely example of how a personal nature journal can be developed.
Nature Adventures has been checked and endorsed by the Wildlife Trusts, who promote the conservation of wildlife across the UK, so all information is accurate ;o). The authors are currently working on a follow up book to Nature Adventures where both UK and USA species are discussed, along with some more physical activities such as camping, tree climbing, keeping a notebook and feeders etc… So certainly something to look forward to!
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Now for a Chance to get your hands on ‘Nature Adventures’ a little earlier than May! The authors have very kindly given me a copy of ‘Nature Adventures’ to give away to one lucky person – right here on Curriculum Choice! ‘Nature Adventures’ retails at £5.99 in the UK and will retail at $9.99 in the U.S.
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~written by Shirley, Under an English Sky
This looks like a great book to add to my nature lover’s library. The whole book looks interesting and the illustrations are beautiful.
Wild Country sounds interesting.
RaShell S says
In the Town and The Seashore sound interesting.
Kim @ Homesteader's Heart says
What a fun book. We’d probably look forward to all of them but the Wild Country peeked my interest first.
This looks like one of the best books I’ve seen in a long time! It would be the perfect addition to our nature studies! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!
In these days of “nature deficit disorders,” it seems so important to incldue time in nature in children’s days. I love the illustrations in this book, and would love to have it to guide some of our explorations!
Phyllis at All Things Beautiful says
I am most looking forward to seeing the seashore section since we live a block from the seashore, and I don’t think we have taken advantage of the nature opportunities there.
The pictures look great from your post, I like how everything seems to be labeled but easy to read for kids.
This book looks like great addition to the nature study shelf. We live in the city and I struggle with getting out to parks for nature study, so I’d be very interested to look for tips in the “In the Town” section.
Wow! This looks great! We are huge nature enthusiasts. I can see us enjoying all sections of this book! Right now, the kids are big into freshwater explorations. We might begin there =) Thanks for the giveaway!
Through the Seasons. This looks absolutely amazing. I love the illustrations. I would love to win this for my daughter. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
I love the fact that there is literature and poetry included. What a great book to use as we travel across the country this summer!
probably woodland b/c we live in the high desert so not much opportunity for woods here.
I look forward to the part of the seasons
Erin O. says
Wild country sounds very interesting!
Becky M says
I’m not sure which part we would like the most. My oldest son loves nature & science and would probably love the entire book! 🙂
I would be excited about the seashore section 🙂
Vanessa van der Meer says
Looks lovely. My boys and I would surely enjoy this!
Oh I just love a well-illustrated nature book! I love the idea of the different chapters and nature explorations in each of those venues!
I am nature-deficient-my kids and I need something like this!
This looks like a great book!
This looks like a beautiful book!!
Maggie Z says
I have been researching nature studies to add to our homeschool, this would be a great start.
Vicki B. says
This is the second time I’ve heard of this book in the past week. I love the illustrations of the different plants and my kids would thoroughly enjoy the subject matter.
Caroline B. says
I am making a point to get outdoors more often with my kids next year. This book looks like a lot of fun!
My kids LOVE being outside!!!! This would be so fun to use with them!
It would be fun to read about observing nature while in the car.