Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies
A First Book of Nature

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This gorgeously illustrated volume of poetry — sprinkled with facts and fun things to do — sows an early love for nature in all its beauty and wonder.

The buzz of bees in summertime. The tracks of a bird in the winter snow. This beautiful book captures all the sights and sounds of a child’s interactions with nature, from planting acorns or biting into crisp apples to studying tide pools or lying back and watching the birds overhead. No matter what’s outside their windows — city streets or country meadows — kids will be inspired to explore the world around them. Written by award-winning author Nicola Davies and illustrated by Mark Hearld, a breathtaking new talent in children’s books, Outside Your Window is a stunning reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered.

About Nicola Davies

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Nicola Davies is a zoologist and an award-winning author whose many books for children include Surprising Sharks, illustrated by James Croft; Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth, illustrated by Neal Layton; and Gaia Warriors. Nicola Davies lives in Wales. "To write Outside Your Window I cast off my grown-up self and found the me I was at five or six. Inside that younger self I could see the world as I saw it first — not just the sights and sounds of nature, but the feelings and the thoughts about it that ran through me, strong as the tide." — Nicola Davies Mark Hearld is a distinguished artist who makes prints, paintings, collages, textiles, and ceramics that are inspired by the natural world, especially by animals. He lives in England.
Published February 14, 2012 by Candlewick. 108 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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/ The animals and birds who ran about the garden / have left a snowy record of their feet.” Over 50 poems, lustrous illustrations, a couple simple recipes and some advice for saving seeds combine to lend enough nature-related food for thought for many a sitting.

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With fall come new observations (“They’re not animals, and they’re not plants./ They’re something else—/ they’re fungi: toadstools, mushrooms, molds”), and in winter “Patchwork pigeons, made of sky,/ catch the rain clouds when they fly.” Debut talent Hearld layers his organic ta...

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No doubt that one of a book lover’s biggest joys is to see books published with excellent design.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Poet and naturalist Wendell Berry once said, "This place, if I am to live well in it, requires and deserves a lifetime of the most careful attention."

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