By Author / Illustrator
Moira Butterfield, Jesus Verona
Nosy Crow Ltd
Paperback / softback
Discover a world of wonder on a woodland walk, as you set off on an outdoor adventure to find natural treasure, from prickly pine cones to swirly snail's shells, then learn more about the found object with irresistibly illustrated and informative nature notes. Packed full of fascinating facts alongside a gentle rhyming narrative and encouraging children to get outside and explore their surroundings, this is a nature treasure hunt series for the whole family to treasure!
This is a fantastic book that takes children on an adventure through the woods to find natural treasures.
Published by Nosy Crow in collaboration with the National Trust, each page has charming illustrations that capture three children's walk through the woods discovering various things, from prickly pine cones to helicopter-like seeds. Most of the pages there is also a 'Can you see..' challenge, which invites children to look even closer at the pictures.
This book is packed full of information that is easy to digest and understand, it introduces the names of many different varieties of plants and includes different things to 'spot' on your own adventures... types of bark, trees and seeds for example.
This would be a fantastic resource to use in Education settings - particularly as part of forest school provision. You could make treasure hunts from them, ask children to choose things in the book to then find outside... there are endless possibilities!
Picture book / Ages 4+ / Reviewed by Lizi Backhouse, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 3+