Out and About in My Boots by Christina Goodings and Jo Brown


This is a lovely little book about going on a walk in your wellies and seeing and enjoying the natural world. At it’s heart is the explorer’s rule: take only memories, leave only footprints. But it is delivered in a fun and engaging way with bright pages, smiling children and lots of detail to spot in each picture.

The endpapers show a beautifully multicultural group of children getting themselves ready for an adventure, pulling on wellies and doing up buttons.


Then we follow the children as they explore outside. Each page has a large flap to lift to find animals or objects that are often linked to the text.


At the end of the book, as we see the children walking home happily hand in hand we find a spotting page. A list of things to spot on each page, encouraging the reader to go back through the book and look carefully at the pictures. A lovely idea that also gets young children used to an index or contents page format.


A lovely book, ideal for using with children before a trip out to the park or as a gentle introduction to non fiction books.

Published in 2010 by Lion Hudson.

Source: Kindly donated to the Rainbow Library by the lovely peeps at Letterbox Library

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