In this follow-up to Winter Sleep and Busy Spring, Wild Summer celebrates nature during the warm summer months.
The beautifully-told story follows a young girl and her grandpa as they walk down a wild path towards the coast. They spot amazing plants and animals, and she is enchanted by the vibrancy of life around her.
“The plants and animals must wish it was summer forever, don’t they?”
This nature-filled book shows a touching relationship between grandfather and grandchild as he teaches her about the wonders of the natural world around her.
They pass through several habitats and the girl's grandfather teaches her how summer affects each of them and their wildlife: a meadow, a stream, sandy heathland, pine woods, fossil-rich cliffs and a rocky cove.
Filled with facts as well as beautiful and gentle illustrations, this book is a great way to teach children about nature and the seasons.
Sean Taylor is an award-winning author of over 50 books for young readers of many different ages. As well as writing, he has many years’ experience visiting schools, where he works with poetry and storytelling to encourage young people to write themselves. He lives with his wife and two sons in Bristol. seantaylorstories.com
Alex Morss is an ecologist, science journalist, educator, and author. She has worked in publishing for 20+ years and in ecology for 10+ years, and spent many more as a naturalist exploring the tree of life.
Cinyee Chiu is originally from Taiwan, now traveling around the world. She got her illustration MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She’s always happy
to try new things. The idea is to make things pretty, playful, and exciting.