Be Wild, Little One
32pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
Wake up early, don’t be shy.
This bright world can make you FLY . . .
Described as an “anthem of bravery” this is a picture book that encourages young readers to embrace and explore the world around them, to be driven by their imagination, unshackled by any practical limitations, as they journey through the beauties of nature: from pine forests to awe-inspiring mountains, and from sparkling seas to starry skies, fly across oceans, run with wolves through the mountain snow, dance with fireflies, and just be wild.
While in itself it might appear somewhat fanciful, nevertheless it could be a good discussion starter for exploring the local world, particularly those attractions that are there to enjoy for free as school holidays entice adventures and expeditions. Your wild one might not be able to run with wolves but perhaps there is a hillside that needs climbing or a rockpool to explore.