My Big Book of Outdoors by Tim Hopgood – Book Review

My Big Book of Outdoors by Tim Hopgood – Book Review

My Big Book of Outdoors by Tim Hopgood

My Big Book of Outdoors

Author – Tim Hopgood
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 128
Released – 20th May 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1406384826
Format – hardcover
Rating – 4 Stars
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Discover the great outdoors with this beautifully illustrated treasury that celebrates the wonder of nature in four glorious seasons.

From vibrant springtime flowers to sweet fruits on summer trees, the falling of autumn leaves and snowdrops in winter, this book of four seasons is the perfect introduction to the big outdoors.

Discover why birds fly south in winter, find animal footprints in the snow and learn to make the perfect snowflake; grow a sunflower, find a feather and make a daisy chain. Full of activities, poetry and fun facts to explore, this bumper book is jam-packed with amazing things to see and do outdoors – the perfect gift for every season.

Review by Stacey

My Big Book of Outdoors is a children’s non-fiction book that celebrates the great outdoors. It is split into four seasons and shares information on how children can tell from nature what season they are in. It includes activities such as how to make a bug hotel or a leaf mobile, plus many more. There are also easy and tasty recipes for children to follow.

The book is filled with things for children to learn, use, read, understand, and enjoy. It is a book that educates the reader without them noticing.

My Big Book of Outdoors contains bright, colourful, full-page illustrations to complement each different page. I particularly enjoyed learning about the different bird’s eggs, why some birds like geese fly in a V formation, and the different species of butterflies we have here in the UK, and how to identify them.

This would be a fantastic book for any child who adores nature and wants to learn more about what happens during each season as well as reading beautiful poems and learning how to make items to help nature or with things such as leaves and sticks they can easily find outside.

It is a book that you can sit and read in one go or dip into when you feel like it. I loved this book and I hope children will enjoy it too.

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Tim Hopgood My Big Book of Outdoors

Tim Hopgood is an award-winning illustrator and author of books for children including the international best-seller What a Wonderful World, the hugely successful Wow! Said the Owl (recently adapted for the stage by Little Angel Theatre, London), and the award-winning Fabulous Frogs written by Martin Jenkins. His books have been translated into over twenty different languages.

Born and raised in England, Hopgood studied graphic design, specialising in illustration, at Kingston Polytechnic and then established a career as a graphic designer and art director. Recently he has combined his love of music with his love of drawing to produce a series of picture books based on classic songs – What a Wonderful World, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Moon River, and Singing in the Rain which received a starred Kirkus review and was named a Publishers’ Association Best Book of 2017.

2021 sees the publication of Hopgood’s first own non-fiction title My Big Book of Outdoors, a large format gift book which celebrates the wonder of each season (Walker Books, Candlewick Studio) publishing summer 2021 in the UK and spring 2022 in the US. Also due for publication in the US is Loving Kindness (Henry Holt) written by New York Times best-selling author Deborah Underwood.

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