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Wild Child: Nature Adventures for Young Explorers

Wild Child: Nature Adventures

Wild Child: Nature Adventures

This review was written by: Joni McNeal

About the Book

This glorious book invites children outdoors to embark on every type of adventure, from counting the species in an oak tree to searching the riverbed for aquatic dragonfly nymphs. With wonder and poetry, color and curiosity, Wild Child will stir the hearts of readers, young and old alike.

I was instantly drawn to this book for its content and stunning illustrations in the style of Oliver Jeffers, with a mix of hand-lettering that gives it that sense of whimsy. It offers a great mix of poetic writing and fun facts — even as an adult I learned so much and, for kids, it breaks down the information in a way that is easy to understand. 

It would be perfect for that child who is already interested in the outdoors but also has a strong imagination to bring the words to life. It includes a wide range of outdoor-inspired activities, from wildlife and walks in the woods to gardening at home. The at-home activities and experiments expand on learnings from the book. 

What’s more, I love a story told in the second person. It really sucked me in and put me in the moment using all five senses. I could read this book over and over and never fully absorb all it has to offer!

About the Author

Dara McAnulty, “a young naturalist who inspires with joy” (The New York Times), is an award-winning author and conservationist with autism. At 16, he won the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his memoir, Diary of a Young Naturalist.

About the Artist

Barry Falls has done award-winning illustration work for clients, including The New York Times, American Airlines, and The Telegraph. The author of It’s Your World Now! and Alone!, he lives in Northern Ireland.

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Wild Child: Nature Adventures

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Wild Child: Nature Adventures

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