A gorgeous book to get kids exploring outside—from “a young naturalist [who] inspires with joy” (The New York Times)
A walk in the woods with Dara McAnulty is no ordinary hike. At just 17, he has earned international attention for his nature writing and activism—including the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his memoir, Diary of a Young Naturalist. Now, in Wild Child, Dara introduces kids to the many joys of the natural world.
Lavishly illustrated by Barry Falls, this multisensory journey kicks off with a look out the window—then wanders into the garden, through the woods, up a hilltop, and along the riverbank. Every chapter comes with creatures to find, fantastic facts, and a project to do: Kids will search for grasshoppers and grubs, learn how oak trees depend on blue jays, try “pond dipping,” build a birdfeeder— and experience wonder, every step of the way.