A Little Guide To Wild Flowers by Charlotte Voake
  

A Little Guide To Wild Flowers

Written by Charlotte Voake

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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award 2007 'Best Book With Facts.'
This is an unusual and lovely book from an award winning author and we're so pleased to see it on the shortlist for the Blue Peter Book Award ' Best book with Facts'. Alan Titchmarsh hit the nail on the head when he said about this book, 'This is such a great way of helping children to know wild flowers. I recommend it to any parent keen to pass on a love of nature to their children'.

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Synopsis

A Little Guide To Wild Flowers by Charlotte Voake

Arranged in colour for speedy identification, with anecdotes from winsome characters, this child-friendly guide includes keynotes on plant parts and the seasons, along with a tick-box index for keen spotters. A beautiful reference book, colour-coded to help you name the wild flowers you see every day, in towns and cities as well as in the country. With a wild flower scrapbook to fill in and keep.

Reviews

"Beautiful introduction to British wildflowers" - Glasgow Herald

"This is a great way of helping Children to know wild flowers. I recommend this book to any parent keen to pass on a love of nature to their children.' - Alan Titchmarsh

About the Author

Charlotte Voake

As a child

Born and raised in Wales, Charlotte says that book illustration is “the only thing I ever wanted to do” and she certainly has made a brilliant career of it. Skipping formal training in art, she studied art history at London University and worked at an art gallery before embarking on a freelance career in illustration.

As an adult

“I don’t know that I’m a funny person,” says author-illustrator Charlotte, “but it seems when I begin to draw that the characters change, and they take on this amusing and amused look.” Indeed, her illustrations are widely loved for this very quality of gentle wit, not to mention their quiet observation, airy exuberance and utter charm. Charlotte lives in Surrey, England, with her husband and two children.

As an artist

Among Charlotte's most acclaimed picture books are Ginger, and its prequel, Ginger Finds a Home, which shows how the loving ministrations of a little girl transformed the title character from stray to pampered pet. “We had a cat who lived at the bottom of our garden,” Charlotte says of her inspiration for this story. “It was a great moment when he decided to come and live with us.” Charlotte was personally selected by the nephew of the esteemed children’s book writer Eleanor Farjeon to illustrate the delightful classic, Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep. More recently, Charlotte has written and illustrated Tweedle Dee Dee; Hello Twins, winner of the British Book Design and Production Award; and Pizza Kittens, a dinnertime comedy of errors that she says stems from personal experience. “Good manners are not acquired overnight,” she sighs. “The secret is to keep trying!”

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Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Charlotte Voake
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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

5th April 2007

ISBN

9781903919118

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