The Bumper Book of Nature Hardcover – 2 Apr 2009
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"Terrific, beautifully designed, inventive, creative and various. Bravo" (Michael Morpurgo)
"This book deserves to be a bestseller. A marvellous compendium of those moments that bring youngsters into direct contact with nature" (BBC Wildlife)
"Fabulous... The Bumper Book of Nature will bring out the bird nester and conker collector in every one of you. Suggested activities are arranged into seasons with beautifully illustrated indentification guides and interesting snippets of information" (Val Hennessy Daily Mail)
"Your complete guide to British wildlife. This beautiful and timeless book will be treasured for years to come by children and parents alike" (Daily Telegraph)
"This book's boundless enthusiasm for the countryside is infectious. And detailed but easy to understand wildlife guides will have you reaching for the binoculars" (Easy Living) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Bumper Book Of Nature is a treasure trove of nature activities, ideas and information, to inspire and entertain you wherever you are. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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'All Year Round' activities include: How to identify birds of prey in flight, Do a 'blind' walk, Three ways to find which direction you are facing without a compass, Listen to a tree and Build a Den.
'Spring' activities include: Some recipes for spring flowers and plants, How to identify pond life, Dig for earthworms, Identify different birdsong, Dye your Easter eggs yellow using gorse flowers and listen to the dawn chorus.
'Summer' activities include: How to identify dragonflies and damselflies, Give bumblebees a helping hand, Go on a city safari, Lie down in long grass and stare at the sky, take a really close look at an ant colony and how to identify snakes and lizards.
The 'Summer' section also includes some naughty ideas which will appeal to children ogf all ages! These include making itching powder from rosehips and making a pea shooter from an elder sten. Another Summer section gives ideas for beside the seaside - go on a seaweed hunt, explore rock pools, go crabbing.
'Autumn' activities include: Go on a fungal foray, GIve a hedgehog a helping hand, How to identify small mammals, Watch deer rutting and Autumn weather lore.Read more ›
The illustrations are beautiful, and yes some of it nostalgic for those brought up prior to the computer age but this didn't put my children off in any way.
Great book - I highly recommend it
I would highly recommend this book for anyone with a young family who would rather get back to enjoying the great outdoors rather than watching the children squabble over whos the best mariokart player.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm sure the book would be very good, I only give 1 star because It never arrived!!Published 2 months ago by Glenys A Owens
Disappointing, I expected a lot more detail - this is a very general book.Published 15 months ago by UpToNoGood
As a present was an absolute hit with the grandchildren, a novelty to use a paper book.Published on 19 July 2014 by MRS P A KEELER
This book is filled with fantastic ideas and activities that people tend to hardly make time for now. Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2013 by S Birchall
What a fantastic book, my six year old daughter loves it and so do I , anyone that buys this book will cherish it.Published on 4 Mar. 2013 by richard mallinson
Some lovely activities that are great fun for everyone involved. Originally bought for my 8 yr old daughter as she enjoys all nature related things, the whole family have found it... Read morePublished on 15 May 2012 by C. Kemp