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    • ISBN:9781526360588
    • Publication date:11 Apr 2019

Wild Ideas

By Elin Kelsey
Illustrated by Soyeon Kim

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From the creators of You Are Stardust comes a new informational picture book designed to untame your imagination!

A beautiful, non-fiction picture book challenging children's preconceptions and showing them they can learn from animals.

Wild Ideas looks deep into the forests, skies and oceans to explore how animals solve problems. Whether it's weaving a safe place to rest and reflect, blowing a fine net of bubbles to trap fish or leaping boldly into a new situation, the animals in our world can teach us a lot about problem-solving. From the creators of You Are Stardust, the book uses lyrical text grounded in current science alongside wonderfully detailed art to present problems as doorways to creative thinking. Wild Ideas encourages an enquiry-based approach to learning, inviting readers to indulge their sense of wonder and curiosity by observing the natural world, engaging with big ideas and asking questions.

Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.

Praise for You Are Stardust:
"This glorious synthesis of art and science invites discussion about our place in the world, where we come from, how we change and what makes us feel alive ... A terrific book for nurturing curiosity and fostering a feeling of enchantment."
(Playing By The Book)

Biographical Notes

Elin Kelsey (Author)
Elin Kelsey, PhD, is an internationally respected leader in the field of environmental science education, as well as the author of the award-winning book Not Your Typical Book About the Environment and other books for both adults and children. She consults around the world on environmental projects, and loves to explore nature with kids wherever she goes.

Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
Soyeon Kim is a Toronto-based, Korean-born artist who specializes in work that merges real-world materials, fine sketching, and painting techniques to produce three-dimensional pieces.

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  • ISBN: 9781526360564
  • Publication date: 13 Apr 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
This book teaches how we are inherently linked to our environment — Smallish Magazine
Interesting, collage illustrations combine with a picture book style to make this a delight. Useful for KS1 Science and KS1/2 PSHE but is a lovely sharing read too! — Peters
Wild Ideas looks into the natural world to explore how animals solve problems - the animals in our world can teach us a lot about problem-solving. Lyrical text and beautiful artwork combine to make this a though-provoking and very special book, with an unusual and very effective approach. — Parents in Touch
Clever, beautiful — Woman's Way
This glorious synthesis of art and science invites discussion about our place in the world, where we come from, how we change, and what makes us feel alive ... You are Stardust spectacularly shows how science is full of some of the best stories. A terrific book for nurturing curiosity and fostering a feeling of enchantment. — Playing By The Book
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