Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature
Join brilliant young naturalist Dara McAnulty – winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his book Diary of a Young Naturalist – on a nature walk and experience the joy of connecting with the natural world on your multi sensory journey.
This beautiful gift book, illustrated in full colour by Barry Falls, is divided into five sections. Looking out of the window, venturing out into the garden, walking in the woods, investigating heathland and wandering on the river bank.
Dara pauses to tell you about each habitat and provides fantastic facts about the native birds, animals and plants you will find there – including wrens, blackbirds, butterflies, tadpoles, bluebells, bees, hen harriers, otters, dandelions, oak trees and many more.
Each section contains a discovery section where you will have a closer look at natural phenomenon such as metamorphoses and migration, learn about categorization in the animal kingdom or become an expert on the collective nouns for birds.
Each section finishes with an activity to do when you get home: plant wild flowers, make a bird feeder, try pond dipping, make a journey stick and build a terrarium.
Dara ends the book with advice for young conservationists.
About the Author
17 year old Dara McAnulty is an autistic naturalist and multi-award winning author.. He is the youngest ever recipient of the RSPB Medal and the youngest author to win a literary prize. ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist‘, his debut book, was released in May 2020 to wide critical acclaim. It won The Wainwright Prize for nature writing, An Post Irish Book Awards – Newcomer of the Year, Books Are My Bag Readers Awards – Non-fiction Book of the Year, Hay Festival Book of the Year and The Big Issue Book of the Year.
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