Reviewed by Amanda Hayes
Nature’s Day is an absolutely fantastic book and I can’t recommend it highly enough to anyone remotely interested in the great outdoors. The book is aimed at young readers and tells the journey of nature through the seasons starting in Spring and ending in Winter. It’s a large hardback and the gorgeous illustrations on the cover give you a taster of what’s within.
Each season is split into eight locations, the garden, veg patch, woods, farm, fields, pond, orchard and street and each location has two pages of really informative content in small easy to read sections. Each section is so beautifully presented in pictorial format it’s hard to know what to look at first.
My son loved this book the drawings of tractors, farm animals, birds and vegetables really captured his imagination and he sat quietly for ages while we read the book together.
Nature’s Day is definitely a book that grows with your child, from the very young the pictures will enthral for older children the exploration of the changing seasons gives them a lot to learn, in fact there was information about birds that I didn’t know myself.
This gorgeous book would make a great present, its different from the normal children’s literature, has something for everyone and is not gender specific. Girls or boys would find this book equally absorbing. I wasn’t surprised to find that Kay Maguire, the author, trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as her love for the countryside shines through. Nor was I surprised to read that Danielle Kroll, the books illustrator, is an artist by trade as the illustrations are exceptional. Kay and Danielle are a perfect pairing for this book bringing the country landscape into easy reach of young hearts and minds.
A unique children’s book that comes highly recommended.
Available to buy from Amazon here.