Hello, wild child. Can I show you the magic of nature? Let me take you on a journey. A wild wandering. A fascinating world awaits . . .
Join brilliant young naturalist Dara McAnulty, winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his memoir Diary of a Young Naturalist, on a nature walk—and experience the joy of connecting with the natural world on a multisensory journey. A beautiful gift book, illustrated in full color by Barry Falls, Wild Child is divided into five chapters: looking out the window, venturing into the garden, walking through the woods, exploring a clearing, and wandering the riverbank.
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, hawks, otters, dandelions, oak trees, and many more.
Each chapter finishes with an activity to do when you get home: plant wildflowers, make a birdfeeder, try pond dipping, make a journey stick, and build a terrarium. Plus, discovery sections offer a closer look at natural phenomenon such as metamorphoses and migration, classifications in the animal kingdom, and collective nouns for birds.
Dara concludes with resources and inspiration for young conservationists.