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Wild Adventures by Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning

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This outstanding nature book demonstrates to children the myriad exciting possibilities for fun and adventure in the world outside their door. It is packed full of suggestions and information on how to explore the natural world, from how to build dens, to how to recognise star constellations and cloud shapes, to how to create a wonderful nature table. It covers woodland, moorland, river banks and the sea shore, but the activities described can be enjoyed in the local park too or just your back garden. There are accurate illustrations of the wild creatures mentioned, beautiful to look at and clearly labelled. The whole family will enjoy this book and it will make days out in the wild unforgettable. ~ Andrea Reece

“In this book we want to share some of the ways we have fun outdoors exploring nature through play and activities with our own four children. We’ll show you how to build dens and make secret signals; how to recognise star constellations and cloud shapes; how to encourage wildlife into your garden. We’ll even catch you a fish, cook it on a campfire and then bake you a cake in an empty orange skin… You’ll need to have grown-up help with some of the projects and you must always follow the safety guidelines, but if you follow the pages in this book, then together we can have some wild adventures!” - Brita Granström and Mick Manning


Wild Adventures by Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning

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 be out of doors, exploring nature.

With full-page pictures, vignettes, captions and a glossary, this is the book you need when you go out in the park or countryside.

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; how to make plaster-casts of animal tracks, nature collections and art from nature finds.

A companion title to Nature Adventures by the same authors.


Praise for Nature Adventures:

“An essential family guide to child-led activities that will help you discover the wonders of flora and fauna” – Daily Express

“Treasures abound throughout the pages of this magnificent treat of a book” – School Librarian

About the Author

Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have been writing and illustrating children's books together for over fifteen years. Specialising in fun, lively non-fiction picture books, they have perfected their unique approach, sharing the illustrations between them and mixing up words and pictures in all sorts of inventive and delightful ways. They have won numerous awards and their books are published internationally in over 15 languages.
Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996 and their following collaboration, What's Under the Bed? won the TES Award for 1997. Further success followed with the acclaimed Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Pharaoh's Egypt, Viking Longship, Greek Hero, Tail-End Charlie and What Mr Darwin Saw. Both Roman Fort and Viking Longship were shortlisted for the English Association 4-11 Awards and Greek Hero won in 2008. Snap! is the follow-up to Yuck! which was a regional winner of the Highland Book Awards 2006. Recently Mick and Brita donated the entire body of work created for their book Fly on the Wall: Greek Hero to Seven Stories, the centre for children's books. Their lastest books include Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life and the award winning Taff in the WAAF. Read a Q&A with Mick and Brita here.

Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have 4 sons.

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Publication date

4th February 2016


Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning

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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd


48 pages


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Practical interests (Children's / Teenage)
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