A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
The squirrels are know to be a little naughty at the North Pole Depot but also very useful at packing and sorting. Father Christmas knows how important all animals are in the world and this is an exquisite book that evokes a child's first experience of nature.
From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book – part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments – and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld's pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies' lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look.
Father Christmas likes to read this to the elves after a long day's work.
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