Last week I shared a post about our day out to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We had a lovely day out (you can read about it here).
On the way out we popped into the gift shop and I was thrilled to see some books that I have seen come across my twitter feed but had yet to hold in ‘real life’. I thought I would share them here as they are so beautiful and are firmly on my wish list (well… the children’s wish list, of course!).
The first one to catch my eye was the fabulous One day on our Blue Planet by Ella Bailey. I was lucky enough to be sent a review copy of this (you can read my detailed review here). This is just the most beautiful book and really does engender a real love of our amazing planet and the creatures that inhabit it.
I can’t wait to see the rest of this series as it so beautifully written and bound.
Next up I spotted some more books from this publisher, Flying Eye, The Little Gardener, I’ve seen lots of stuff on twitter about this and have been desperate to take a peek myself. It is worthy of the many plaudits it’s been recieving and it’s another brilliant and simply beautiful book from Flying Eye.
Just at the top of this picture there’s a book called ‘Where’s the elephant?’ and this is one that I’m going to get for the children. It’s a book rich in colour and detail, but with an important message. Spotting the elephant is hard at first, but soon becomes easier and easier as the effects of us humans becomes clear. A sobering read I suspect.
Polar Bear’s Underwear also captured Daniel’s imagination as he listed it to take a look through, but I didn’t get chance to have proper look at that one.
Another beautifully produced book is In the Forest which talks about deforestation and its devastating effects. An important topic that is presented so beautifully in this book. This is a real masterpiece and I am desperate to get a copy of this to read completely.
Finally I spotted two more Flying Eye Books – Mad About Monkeys and Beautiful Birds. Daniel is a bit monkey mad (as I’ve written about here) so Mad about Monkeys will be just the book to read with him. I try to focus a lot of our home learning on his interests so this is one I hope to get hold of soon as I want to do some work on monkeys with him. Beautiful Birds is lovely and is packed full of colours and details, a book that will absorb any one I am sure.