"A book to make going outside an inspiring adventure. This little paperback does much more than it says on the tin. . . It really should make young people see and think differently about the natural world around them, and packs in a great deal of information and stimulation."
-- Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids
With its smart design, beautiful illustrations and perfect size to pop in a backpack, Take Me Outdoors is a fun, lively way to engage with the wild and natural world. Each of the five 'adventure' chapters help children to engage with their surroundings, from their own backgarden or local park, to a beach, forest or lakeside. As they complete lists, draw pictures and answer questions, they will be thinking carefully about the environment and nature as they experience it - what they can see, hear and feel, and how they can look after it. A final chapter allows them to compare their adventures, and there's also a useful glossary so they can learn new words and ideas. Fun, quirky and bursting with facts about birds, bugs and plants; the weather and the environment; expeditions and explorers; and the artists and writers who have been inspired by nature, this book is a must for children curious about the incredible world they live in. It's both a great keepsake and a tool for sparking creative writing.
Writer and illustrator Mary Richards is author of the Take Me series, which launched in North America in 2020. She has also written Splat: The Most Exciting Artists of All Time (Thames & Hudson), The Modern Art Journal (Tate Publishing), and is co-author of ArtSongs, a set of songs about art and artists (with David Schweitzer) for Tate. Mary was Art Publisher at the Hayward Gallery and an Editor at Tate Publishing. She lives in London with four children, two cats and a large collection of Lego.