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Win a new children's book!!!!!!!!!! The Wild City Book

WIN a wonderful addition to your children's bookcase with this Tidy Book's book review and competition post. You can win your child a copy of The Wild City Book by Fiona Danks & Jo Schofield.  We have three copies of the book to giveaway!!!

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Children living in cities can sometimes be envious of those that don't, and instead live in the countryside.  Kids free to roam meadows and forests a mere few steps from their door.  It's easy to see cities as huge expanses of buildings and roads, but The Wild City Book aims to help children find things to do in the - sometimes difficult to see - wilds of the city.

The Wild City Book is billed as one full of things to do in the outdoors both in towns and in cities.  Just because there isn't vast expanses of green everywhere doesn't mean there aren't a multitude of wildlife and wild opportunities for children to explore nearby.

It's all about getting outside and having fun, making great use of the greenery and wild spaces dotted around where a child may live.

There are over sixty different projects that kids can try their hand at, and each comes with clear instructions as well as ideas to use everyday items from around the home which sometimes may otherwise be thrown away.

Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks work as a team producing excellent ideas, words and eye-catching images to accompany the text.  They also have a popular website, Go Wild, with even more ideas and inspiration to enjoy the outside.

You can here more about their adventures and ideas first hand at an upcoming event at the Natural History Museum, Go Wild in the City with Fiona and Jo.

Published by Frances Lincoln, The Wild City Book is written by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks is out in May 2014 retailing for £9.99 in paperback.

It's easy to enter! To win a copy, tell us what wild life you'd like to see in the city by leaving a comment and liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below.  If you'd like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest or Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.

But before you give yourself a great chance of winning a copy of the book have a read of what we made of The Wild City Book



This book is great fun if you are looking for ideas and inspiration to get your children outside.  And while it's clearly written with city living children in mind, it works really well for kids from any background, those living less urban area too.

It has 60 or so projects that vary in time, equipment and expertise required.  But none of them are beyond the realms of an average child's competence nor are their equipment lists that are difficult to get.

Split into sections the activities cover things like Wildlife, Wild Creations, Imaginative Play and Games and Trails.

My son is a little obsessed with creepy crawlies, so we particularly enjoyed the section about wildlife.

As well as tips for finding wildlife and creating little habitats for them near your own home, there's ideas for games and things like pavement storyboards made from natural materials and creating spray stencils from interesting natural materials and water.

There's just a ton of stuff in this book that I would not have thought of.  A very handy book to have on the book shelf when I need inspiration to get my child exploring the outdoors!



So that's what we made of The Wild City Book and we have three brand new copies of the book to giveaway.

It's easy to enter! To win a copy, tell us your what wildlife you'd like to see in the city in a comment and by liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below.  If you'd like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest, Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.  Good Luck!


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