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Slow Down: Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature Stories – Rachel Williams & Freya Hartas


This beautiful Slow Down Book encourages children and families to slow down. It contains 50 real-life nature stories that command calm and foster mindfulness. Presented in a hardback with gorgeous gold embossing on the front cover (which is great for tracing with your fingers) and generally super enticing for children! It is written by Rachel Williams and illustrated by Freya Hartas.

All around us, nature is turning, growing…and working. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it’s not always easy to see them… Discover 50 nature stories, paused just long enough for you to watch them unfold. Then go outside and explore… and see what you find when you take the time to slow down.

Learn all about pollination and the Bumble Bee Waggle, to how Moles find their food and why you get those fun Molehills to jump on! Each story features on a double page spread with the most beautiful illustrations by Freya Hartas. It’s the perfect size to read a couple at bedtime, but equally you can just dive in for a few fun facts. Our eldest is in Reception and our home school topic is currently minibeasts which makes the book perfect!

Reviews of Slow Down:

“This cosily illustrated volume wants us to take time to stand and stare, paying attention to everyday natural events, many of which can be appreciated in a garden or indoors through a window” – The Sunday Times

“Fifty moments in nature are captured in slowed-down double page spreads: a cresting wave, a hatching chick, a bee pollinating a flower. The effect is magical.” Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“A wonderful book for inspiring a love of the natural world.” – –The Bookseller

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