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National Trust: ABC, A walk in the countryside

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This elegant alphabet board book will teach little ones all about nature. Following two children on a day in the countryside, beautiful illustrations and visual storytelling bring a narrative feel to this simple book for very young readers.

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This is Book 2 in the National Trust: A Walk in the Countryside Series. See all National Trust: A Walk in the Countryside books here.

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3rd July '16
I read it to Dixie aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A beautiful book - gorgeous illustrations and easy to follow.
Introducing numbers, countryside scenes, plants and animals.
My little one loved counting and talking about the different pictures and where in the woodlands we had seen the same.
7th May '16
I read it to Samuel aged 5 months aged 0
National Trust: ABC, A walk in the countryside 9780857636164
5 stars
This is a gorgeous board book. Two young children explore the British countryside together. They lie in the long grass, splash in puddles, fly a kite, and sail toy boats on a river. Their walk takes them through fields and woods, alongside rivers and up hills. There's so much to look at on each page. This is visual storytelling at its best.

The illustrations are beautiful. The two children are super cute and it's nice to see a redhead as a main character (I'm biased because it looks like my baby son might be a redhead!).  I especially liked the patchwork/collage effect that Rosalind Beardshaw has used for the leaves, petals and stems of plants.

Then of course there's the added bonus that this is an alphabet book. Each double page spread covers two letters of the alphabet. It's a lovely way to introduce letters and sounds at an early age and I liked how there was both the lower and upper case version of each letter.

The production values are really high too: lovely thick pages with rounded corners, a child friendly font and rich, vibrant colours.

This is definitely a book to treasure and one which celebrates the wonder of the natural world.
22nd June '17
I read it to PHanke aged 1 aged 1
National Trust: ABC, A walk in the countryside 9780857636164
5 stars
We borrowed this along with the "123..." version and my daughter is absolutely in love with them!  As we are often walking in the countryside she really associated with the pictures and the children's adventure and pointing out the different animals, plants and things they saw on their walk!  Absolutely charming.
3rd October '18
I read it to OA aged 4 aged 4
National Trust: ABC, A walk in the countryside 9780857636164
5 stars
This is another wonderful nature based learning book in a series from the National Trust. 

As in the number equivalent, 123, the illustrations are just beautifully sumptuous, gorgeously autumnal.

Many of the words used are unusual, which is one of the reasons we really love this series by Rosalind Beardshaw.  

I is for ivy, P is for puddle, Q is for queue, V is for violets...this really is a must for alphabet/phonics learners...Lo loved that A is for ants and proceeded to sing a fave phonics song...a a ants on my arm....

Learning really is fun! 
12th October '17
I read it to MarthaG aged 1 aged 1
National Trust: ABC, A walk in the countryside 9780857636164
4 stars
A lovely book with interesting pictures which are easy to talk about with children.  A good one for introducing the alphabet to youngsters.
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