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“For all our sakes we need more children falling off branches, getting lost in forests and getting stuck inside trees. The message is simple; it is more risky not to go into the woods. It is dangerous for not only the health of the individual but the world.
Recently the media has been wrapped up in a blanket of stories about cotton-wool kids.”
This was the beginning of a fascinating blog post on the Stanfords Bookstore website, written by Daniel Raven-Ellison of The Geography Collective. You can read the entire blog here: http://www.stanfords.co.uk/articles/blog/the-geography-collective-get-lost-kids,229,AR.html
And please pre-order your copy/ies of MIssion:Explore off these pages as well. For every two you buy a third copy WILL be donated to kids who can’t afford their own copy.
Can of Worms Kids Press is joining up with the fantastic folks behind the Crystal Palace Children’s Books Festival to be held on 23rd October. Two missions are being published in the October issue of The Transmitter magazine, and anyone completing the missions will get a prize or great Love Outdoor Play sticker.
IT’S TIME TO EXPLORE! Mission:Explore contains 102 missions that challenge you to (re)discover our world. Become a guerilla explorer and extreme missioner with missions that defy gravity, see the invisible and test your mental agility. CLICK HERE to see a sample
Buy a copy for just £6.00 including P&P (normal price £7.99 plus P&P). Each illustrated mission will challenge you in daring new ways. Draw, rub, smear, write, scrape and print your findings and achievements as you complete each mission. LOOK INSIDE…if you dare!
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The Shell Chester Literature Festival is in its 21st year, and they have invited one of our authors, the fantastic Alastair Humphreys, to give a talk. As well as being the author of three books, Al is a talented speaker, with the President of the Royal Geographical Society saying, “with the possible exception of Sir David Attenborough, that was the best lecture, and the longest applause that I have heard in the past 15 years.”
You can check out Al’s blog, read about his cycling adventures by reading Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine, or read about the wisdom he gained on his journey by reading Ten Lessons From the Road. Buy by using the buttons below.
There is a great selection of titles that make great summer reads from our imprints: Eye Books, Can of Worms and Civic Books (see below) and the Hereford Times has just selected Peter Burden’s News of the world? Fake Sheikhs & Royal Trappings as one of their choices, see the review here.
For the armchair cyclist, Rob Ainsley’s 50 Quirky Bike Rides Around England & Wales takes a revolutionary look at some fun ways to take the pressure out of cycling and making it fun again. What goes around comes around.
If you want to get serious with your armchair cycling, forget Mark Beaumont (currently on BBC Two with his cycling around the world) and read Alastair Humphrey’s tandem of titles Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine which recount with great humour and insight the reality of undertaking an around the world bicycle ride.
If mayhem and murder are more your thing, British Comedy Award winner Chips Hardy’s Each Day A Small Victory is described by best selling author Jake Arnott (The Long Firm) as ‘Pulp Fiction meets Wind in the Willows’, and in Can of Worms’s graphic version of Othello the page becomes the stage for Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy, passion, deceit and the destruction of overwhelming love.