The Children's Book of Wildlife Watching: Tips for Spotting Nature Outdoors

The Children's Book of Wildlife Watching: Tips for Spotting Nature Outdoors

By Author / Illustrator

Dan Rouse, Abby Cook



Age range(s)



Dorling Kindersley








A fun, engaging wildlife-watching book for kids, full of information, tips and craft craft activities to attract and help your outdoor friends. Make a difference to the local wildlife with hands-on activities, wonderful ideas and useful tips in this informative wildlife book for children aged 5-9.

Young nature enthusiasts can enjoy this engaging introduction to animal conservation and protection, packed with engaging activities and plenty of advice from the brilliant bird expert and TV personality Dan Rouse. The Children's Book of Wildlife Watching celebrates local wildlife and allows children to get up-close to nature in a safe and responsible manner, whether it's by studying minibeasts, pond dipping, or creating a mammal tracker.

This fascinating wildlife book for kids includes:  
- A delightful and simple introduction to wildlife and what we can do to help them.
- Hands-on activities and upcycling projects for children to get involved in.
- Informative and factual text accompanied by beautiful photographs and illustrations.
- A range of projects that encourage children to enjoy spending time outdoors.

Get to know wildlife with this handy guide, featuring craft activities to attract and help you get up close to them. Children aged 5-9 can study minibeasts, go pond dipping, or create a mammal tracker. They can even design their own garden, with tips on planting the right plants to create a safe space for animals.

More in the series:  If you like The Children's Book of Wildlife Watching, why not try The Children's Book of Bird Watching for spotting and identifying feathered friends?



It is always a pleasure to read a book written by a passionate expert and that is exactly what this is. The Children's Book of Wildlife Watching is brimming with idea that you can do in your own school garden or garden at home in order to help encourage wildlife.

There are clear instructions for 'making' tasks and amazing full colour photos of animals to spot with handy profiles. For any child who is beginning to show an interest in wildlife and the world around them, this is the perfect place to start.

Dan has included so much information yet has spaced it carefully to be attractive to the younger reader. The information has been carefully structured with 'Did you know' and Top Tip additions. Clearly labelled chapters enable you to turn to the correct section with ease and the hardback makes it perfect for those who want something more robust to take outside.

96 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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