Synopses & Reviews
Kids in the Wild Garden
is a fun and accessible guide, inviting you to embark on an adventure with your children by simply stepping into and exploring the amazing life that lies hidden and flourishes within your own garden. Demonstrating that you do not have to look far to discover rich and unexpected wildlife, the books playful format and variety of experiments, projects and games, make this the perfect resource for adults and children of all ages.
Grab your trusty magnifying glass and find out interesting facts about all the creepy crawlies in your garden; For example did you know that some ants milk caterpillars? As well as learning things such as how to build a bird box, growing your own tadpole tank, creating your very own butterfly garden and creating a safe and warm habitat for your favorite winter bugs.
Kids in the Wild Garden also provides graspable introductions to biology, botany and ecology alongside all the facts you will need to care for the plants and animals in your very own garden. Instructions are easy to follow, step to step and are accompanied with child-friendly illustrations, bright and informative photographs, cool facts and tips, and cringe-worthy jokes!
This lively book will help both children and their parents, teachers and friends develop a long-term, enjoyable approach to their natural surroundings.
"A gem of a book! [
] this fresh and playful book if brimming with colourful ideas, experiments, projects, recipes and games for children of all ages." Green Living Magazine
"Devised by passionate gardener Elizabeth McCorquodale, the book offers a playful hands-on guide to the outdoors, encouraging bussing explorers to see gardens as their own nature reserve full of interesting activities to stimulate their senses." Kitchen Garden Magazine
"Kids in the Wild Garden encourages youngsters to pull on their wellies and venture off the garden path to learn all about the fauna to be found right outside their back door." Gloucester Echo
"Bake a cake
to rescue starving starlings." The Times
"For a practical list of suggested projects, as well as lots of fun nature education information quizzes and activities, read "Kids in the Wild Garden". " The Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Elizabeth McCorquodale is the author of Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening
and Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun
Elizabeth studied Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Design at Algonquin College in Ottawa. After returning to the UK, she spent three years working in a Garden Center before becoming a freelance garden adviser and designer. She has also worked at a local school, helping children to learn about plants and growing things in the garden.
Elizabeth McCorquodale lives in the UK.