Slow Down

Slow Down

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Bring calm to a busy world with 50 nature stories

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.

Book Features:

  • Slow down long enough to watch a bee pollinate a flower, a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis and bluebells carpet a woodland floor.
  • 50 nature stories that command calm and foster mindfulness.
  • Each story is told frame by frame, with facts and figures on more than 50 different species.

About the Author

Rachel Williams studied literature before becoming an editor and publisher of children's books. She is also the creator of best-selling natural history and adventure books, including The Atlas of Adventure series and Illuminature. She lives with her husband and daughter in London.

About the Illustrator

Freya Hartas is a UK based illustrator of children's books. She graduated from Falmouth University with a first class honors in BA illustration in 2014. The same year, she won the international Lemniscaat illustration Award which resulted in the publication of Little Kong, her first stand-alone picture book. In 2012 Freya Hartas won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.


Industry Reviews

a fascinating and educational resource... the standout for me is the stunning artwork by Freya Hartas, her illustrations have a delicate, whimsical textbook feel * Kids Book Review *
a visual treat, absolutely stunning! Slow Down is a fantastic tool for introducing, or reintroducing depending on the children's/adult's age, to the wonderful natural world around us. * Sarah Fairbairn *
This book is the most beautiful glimpse into the awesome things that happen in nature and within the animal kingdom... Highly recommended. * ReadPlus *
The book is a great way to spark a child's interest in the world around them and a great starting point for inspiring many nature adventures. * Finding Myself Young *
Succinct yet intriguing, informative but exciting, definitely one to add to your bookshelf, especially if your kids love bugs, grubs, sticks and mud. * little_smiths_play - Instagram *