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A First Book of Nature

Written by Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Mark Hearld

Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Natural History Poetry

LoveReading View on A First Book of Nature

Winner of the IBW Children's Picture Book Award 2014  A beautiful book which brings nature to life in words and pictures. Nicola Davies interweaves fact and fiction as she brings each season into focus. She celebrates new growth and the rich harvests of autumn. Stunning, richly textured illustrations encourage young readers to look closely at the world around them.


A First Book of Nature Synopsis

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, encouraging children to go outdoors to explore and enjoy the natural world.

Winner of The English Association 2013 Prize (Non-Fiction 4-7)

A First Book of Nature Press Reviews

“From beachcombing to stargazing, this is lyrical and lovely guide to nature for young children. Beautiful production too.” - The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781406349160
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406304916
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406349160
Publication date: 3rd April 2014
Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Mark Hearld
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 108 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Natural History, Poetry
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale and King of the Sky . She is a Zoology graduate, an expert in whales and bats, and has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. She lives in Powys Read more about Nicola Davies here. Please note there are two children's authors called Nicola Davies which our systems are unable to tell apart. The books Star in the Custard, Shampoo and Seawater, and Stories from Abergele Street  are not written by this Nicola Davies. Apologies.

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