We have had some fantastic responses to Mission:Explore Food, The Guardian Teacher’s Network has endorsed the project. And now the Mission Explore crew are going on tour to reach those parts other guerrilla geographers can’t with a UK tour. Click here for more information: http://thegeographycollective.wordpress.com/food-expedition/
Some kind words that we’ve had about the book so far:
“This is a brilliant book.” Rob Bushby, John Muir Award Manager, John Muir Trust.
“It’s not a book for the bookshelf; it’s one to have out, finger-marked and grubby from all the activities that lie within. Brilliant – I love it!” Bob Digby.
“A must have book for any adult wanting to grow their own well balanced child!” Huw James, Science Junkie.
“Bear Grylls meets Jamie with a hint of Guerrilla.” Bob Lang.
“Do you know a child that loves getting their hands dirty and playing with their food? Then this is the book for them! Packed with fun missions and guerrilla gardening, Mission:Explore Food will get children thinking more about where their food comes from. Right, I’m going to plant an ugly vegetable…” Ruth Hendry, Planet Science.
“Succumb to Christine Palmer’s charm, spirit of adventure and huge sense of fun. I’m already shopping for my walking boots.” ~Susan Rae, Broadcaster
Walking Back to Happiness tells the funny and enlightening story of a woman who sets out to lose weight and ends up finding herself. In this memoir, Christine Palmer gives a guide to walking and to life in general through telling of her own experiences along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and her life off the trail.
Though her main experience with walking is a route from the East End of London to Selfridge’s, she decides that the Pilgrim way is the perfect method to once again fit into a silk Bellino top. However, along her journey she discovers that there is much more to walking than the exercise. These reflections manifest themselves in digressions that are just as fascinating as the journey itself, offering opinions on everything from perfect recipes for canned fish to the things that end a marriage. Her humour and witty observations about her fellow travellers and the history of the sites she visits make this an amusing and enlightening read. Watch out: you may find yourself wanting to make a pilgrimage too!
“This gorgeous children’s book is a must for any child’s first library – in both English and French. Vivid, exciting illustrations bring the thoughtful story alive – bound to be a favourite, much loved book.” J. Webb, Amazon
Tom really wants to be an explorer. When Tom’s head isn’t in the clouds it’s in an atlas. He follows adventurers not footballers and his schooldays are spent dreaming about travelling from Tibet to Timbuktu. One day a private wish blurted out loud started his freewheeling adventure:
“I’m going to cycle around the world.”
His classmates laughed. No one believed him, least of all his teacher.
“The mountains will be too high!” “The deserts too hot!”
Everyone shouted their reasons why his dream was impossible.
But it was a funny thing: the more people told him he couldn’t do it, the more Tom found himself wanting to prove them wrong.
Ride along with Tom as he overcomes his fears and sets off on the first part of his biggest ever adventure: to try to become the boy who biked the world.
What some other explorers say about the author’s adventures:
“An incredible journey of mammoth proportions.” -Mark Beaumont
“Alastair’s journey stands out as amazing.” -Sir Randulph Fiennes
“Epic Journey.” -
This is a new and exciting book from Can of Worms Kids Press: Monkey Magic: The Curse of Mukada by Grant S. Clark.
‘A beautifully written tale of good vs evil that will inspire its readers to join the fight to save the Orangutan and help save the Earth, too!‘ National Geographic Kids
“A gripping adventure with an important message.”
– Jeremy Strong, bestselling children’s author
“A super book! Please buy it, treasure it in your library and share its message with your family. Then open up the website and text all your friends to follow the instructions so all of you can do your best to help save the orangutans and the rainforests of Borneo in which they live before it is too late.” – David Bellamy, television presenter, conservationist & writer
A portion of sales proceeds are donated to charities helping to save the Orangutan. And a special adopt-an-Orangutan offer is featured in the back of the book. For more information and to order books go here.
Wondering what to get this Christmas for the person who has everything? Remember the children’s classic you read a thousand times when you were young?
What if Goodnight Moon was about saying goodbye to another Moon? Say goodnight to Keith, his drumsticks, his pile of sick, and more. Goodnight Keith Moon is a hilarious parody of the Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd children’s classic Goodnight Moon, this book will appeal to fans of rock music and every parent who has read it to their children. Classic rock aficionados won’t get fooled, they’ll spot a busload of Who references, from the pinball game in the corner to the ghost of Cass Elliott.
Living up to our name at Can of Worms Goodnight Keith Moon is a Word of Mouth Press release: Books Worth Talking About – tell a Friend!
This is the word of mouth from The Huffington Press:
“Everyone’s favorite children’s book about a notorious drummer who died of a drug overdose. Wait, that’s not what it was about? eel, authors Bruce Worden and Clare Cross have updated the classic story to revolve around the death of The Who’s Keith Moon with hilarious results. Brimming with rock references.”
To order copies in time to stuff your stockings go here.
Can of Worms Kids Press is thrilled to announce that our Mission:Explore books have been selected as a National Trust/Hay Festival Outdoor Book of the Year 2011, making it a truly perfect stocking stuffer.
For two months the public voted for their favourite “outdoor books” and we can now reveal that our Mission:Explore titles are among the winners announced at the Hay-on-Wye Festival.
Our congratulations to all of the other winners.
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And in celebration we have a special offer on prices for our winning books.