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Wednesday 2 December 2015

Review: Nature's Day


A book about the seasons. Who doesn't love a book about the seasons? And when it's large format, cloth bound and embossed, high page count and littered with leaves and nests and birds and trees and mushrooms and flowers and sheep and snow ...


In this beautiful book, two clever creators have combined to create a journey through the four seasons, showing us how, during each quarter, life changes in the field ... on the pond ... on the street ... in the garden ... in the woods ...

And how very much it changes--from tractors ploughing to falling fruits and windswept streets, trilling birds and snow angels and blooming trees. It's all just so utterly lovely.

This is the type of non-fiction/information book that will enchant and inspire as much as it will educate. Beautifully-produced and with page upon page of peppered illustration to make one peep alongside each sparrow and wren, it's a real keeper.

Priceless for schools and libraries in an educational sense, yes, but also vital for sheer enjoyment--at school or at home.

Title: Nature's Day
Author: Kay Maguire
Illustrator: Danielle Kroll
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions, $29.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 March 2015
Format: Hard cover, cloth bound
ISBN: 9781847806086
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Boo, Non-Fiction