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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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