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Coming soon, a selection of our reviews

Spike & Caz
  • Sunday 21st February 2016

    The Bookbag

    An activity book, but not as you know it is what it says on the back cover – and I have to agree. Here at Bookbag we tend to avoid ‘activity books’ as they usually have soft covers, lots of stickers and they’re the sort of thing you pick up at the supermarket checkout in the hope that it will buy you an hour or two’s peace in the school holidays. The Nature Explorer’s Handbook is a different beast altogether. It’s part album in which you’re going to collect and store your own finds, part explanation of the best practices of how you should go about this and part nature guide. It’s a substantial hardback book with an elastic band to keep it shut – as it’s really going to get quite bulky when your collection grows. Production values for the book are high – this really is something which will be treasured for years.

    We’ve recently seen another book from Fine Feather Press – here at Bookbag Towers we had great fun with The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham. It would delight any budding bird watcher.

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  • Tuesday 12th January 2016


    Reviewed by Sally Pattle from Far From the Madding Crowd

    A stunningly presented hard back activity book, which encourages searching for, and collecting, found objects, and then gives lots of information about the natural world.

    The really special feature is the space within the book, given to the display of your own records, sketches, notes and photographs, to enable young explorers to keep a permanent record of their treasure trove.

    The sturdy nature of the binding ensures a permanent protected record, which could be added to for many years

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