This amazingly detailed book offers ‘to take the reader away from the busy world, to step into the here and now to experience nature’s tiniest things.’ The latest in the best-selling Slow Down series, this book will delight readers of many ages, and will be a favourite to dip into, time and again. Every page is a joy to explore, whether by just reading the pictures or exploring the detailed text. There are twenty separate stories, each covering just one spread, with choices for example, of watching a caterpillar creating its own leaf tent; watching lichen transform with water or seeing a ladybird emerging from its pupal case. After the contents page, there is a page to encourage the reader to stay in the present, to calm the body and mind, take up the invitation to journey into the natural world, to enjoy some extraordinary events that take place every day. Illustrated lavishly throughout, every page-turn reveals a new colour palette, maybe a different layout, and the subject matter is as diverse as the text is descriptive. It is possible to glean much from a spread by just following the pictures. The text starts in easily accessible font and size, with more detailed information coming in much smaller print. Every spread is just a thrill in which the reader can absorb much of the wonders of nature, planting the desire to go out into the great outdoors and discover these tiny miracles of nature first-hand. Life cycles are clearly explained, as habitats, environments, and the seasons are illustrated, in words and pictures. Awe and wonder! The pages are of quite thick paper to endure the countless handling this book will receive. Hats off to the whole of the publishing team at Magic Cat for producing such a gem. Surely this would be the gift of a lifetime for any child, enriching their daily lives by opening up their eyes to see, their ears to hear, and their understanding of their world becoming a greater daily wonder. Find this book, keep it, and gift another!
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Illustrator: Freya Hartas