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Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature

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Join brilliant young naturalist Dara McAnulty - winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his book Diary of a Young Naturalist - on a nature walk and experience the joy of connecting with the natural world on your multi sensory journey.

Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature is a beautiful gift book, illustrated in full colour by Barry Falls, and divided into five sections: looking out of the window, venturing out into the garden, walking in the woods, investigating heathland and wandering on the river bank.

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, hen harriers, otters, dandelions, oak trees and many more.

Each section contains a discovery section where you will have a closer look at natural phenomenon such as metamorphoses and migration, learn about categorization in the animal kingdom or become an expert on the collective nouns for birds.

Each section finishes with an activity to do when you get home: plant wild flowers, make a bird feeder, try pond dipping, make a journey stick and build a terrarium.

Dara ends the book with advice for young conservationists.

Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature Reviews | Toppsta

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About Dara McAnulty

In 2017 Dara McAnulty was awarded BBC Springwatch `Unsprung Hero' Award and Birdwatch magazine `Local Hero'. In 2018 he was awarded `Animal Hero' of the year by The Daily Mirror and became ambassador for RSPCA and the iWill campaign. In 2019 he became a Young Ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute. Dara lives in Northern Ireland with his family.

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