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My great outdoors book : the kids' guide to being outside / Josie Jeffery ; illustrated by Alice Lickens.
Publication Information:
London, United Kingdom : Ivy Kids, 2018.
Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"First published in the UK as Outdoor Wonderland in 2014 by Ivy Kids."--Title page verso.
Provides suggestions for different outdoor activities, including bug hunting, counting stars, planting a garden, and building a woodland hideout.
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796.5 JEF Book Junior Collection

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Whether its bug hunting in a city courtyard, counting stars, planting a neat little window box or building a cool woodland hideout, this brilliantly innovative activity book will open childrens eyes to an awesome outdoor playground. Packed with exciting stuff to do, make and discover, the activities are arranged in themed sections, from the garden, the woods, and the shore, through to rainy days, sunny days and night-time. This book is guaranteed to turn any stay-at-home kid (and their family) into an enthusiastic and accomplished outdoor adventurer!

Author Notes

Josie Jeffery is a horticulturalist, garden designer and champion of the outdoor world! She is the parent of three children and the author of several books for adults on wild gardening. This is her first book for children.

Alice Lickens is a London-based illustrator and designer. A recipient of the prestigious Maurice Sendak Fellowship for picture-book artists, she is also a member of the Zombie Collective of graphic artists.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Jeffery offers a wide selection of outdoor activities organized by weather, time of day, and location (including in the yard, the park, woods, and near water). Activities range from observing and identifying plants and animal tracks to more hands-on projects. On a windy day, Jeffery suggests crafting a dragon windsock from an old shirt; seashore schemes include making driftwood decorations, and urban plans involve planting window boxes and launching seed bombs. Lickens warmly invites outdoor investigation and discovery through her photo-and-art collages. Ages 7-10. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.