A First Book of Nature

A First Book of Nature

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Description

An exquisite book that evokes a child's first experience of nature.

From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book - part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments - and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld's pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies' lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look.
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Product details

  • 3+
  • Hardback | 108 pages
  • 320 x 320 x 10mm | 250g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 1406304913
  • 9781406304916
  • 46,215

Review Text

From beachcombing to stargazing, this is lyrical and lovely guide to nature for young children.
Beautiful production too.

The Bookseller
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There have always been lots of nature books for kids - wonderful authors like Nicola Davies help children to connect with and understand the natural world. -- Patrick Barkham * The Guardian * "Hearld's nostalgic illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to this lovely chronicle of a child's first experiences of nature." * BookTrust * A First Book Of Nature by Nicola Davies is a treasury of poems, pictures and recipes, taking children on a journey through the seasons and showing them the beauty of the world around them * Sunday Express * a simply stunning book with eye-catching illustrations...a special gift that will instantly win a place in your, and your little one's, hearts. * baby&me * How could a child not adore this book? * Good Housekeeping * this volume of poetry - sprinkled with facts and fun things to do - sows an early love for nature * Selvedge * With lots to see in the richly-coloured spreads, this is a very special book to explore together and to treasure. * Booktrust * It's a book to cherish and share, one to keep and reflect upon and to pick up and read when the pressures of life get a bit much. It's a lovely way to encourage children to enjoy the world around them and to make them take note and care for that world. * Parentsintouch.co.uk * From beachcombing to stargazing, this is lyrical and lovely guide to nature for young children.
Beautiful production too. * The Bookseller *
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About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Extreme Animals, Gaia Warriors and the Silver Street Farm series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales.

Mark Hearld, a breathtaking new talent in children's books, is a distinguished artist and printmaker. He studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and Natural History Illustration at the Royal College. He now teaches at art colleges in Hull and Edinburgh and has recently designed a range of bags and stationery for the Tate. Inspired by the natural world, especially by animals, Mark makes prints, paintings and collages, as well as textiles and ceramics. Mark lives in York.
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Rating details

715 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 51% (363)
4 29% (207)
3 15% (105)
2 4% (31)
1 1% (9)
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