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!Free Kindle ♊ The Curious Nature Guide: Explore the Natural Wonders All Around You ⚖ With dozens of simple prompts and exercises, best selling author, naturalist, and artist Clare Walker Leslie offers adults of all ages an invitation to step outside for just a few minutes a day, reignite the sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world, and discover the peace and grounding that can be found by connecting to nature as part of daily life Using photography as well as the author s own illustrations, Explore Your Nature invites readers to start at home, using all of their senses to notice the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of the trees, plants, animals, birds, insects, clouds, and other features that can be observed right outside their doorstep, no matter where they live Prompts range from suggestions to note one daily exceptional nature image to learning to identify cloud types and the weather they bring, or creating a record of nature spottings on daily walks with the dog As a fan of Clare Walker Leslie s previous books, I was thrilled to get an advance copy of her new book, The Curious Nature Guide This beautiful book does not disappoint.While I had an electronic copy, I think this is a book that likely shines in printed format The guide makes heavy use of imagery and is filled both with gorgeous photography and the author s own illustrations Unlike a traditional field guide, this book provides suggestions and an invitation to readers to connect with nature As a fan of Clare Walker Leslie s previous books, I was thrilled to get an advance copy of her new book, The Curious Nature Guide This beautiful book does not disappoint.While I had an electronic copy, I think this is a book that likely shines in printed format The guide makes heavy use of imagery and is filled both with gorgeous photography and the author s own illustrations Unlike a traditional field guide, this book provides suggestions and an invitation to readers to connect with nature where they are whether they live in a gorgeous pastoral setting, or a bustling city Ms Walker Leslie provides several practical, experiential exercises for readers to experience nature right where they are, in the moment, using all of their senses not just their dominant one With helpful suggestions she encourages readers to get in touch with their creative side, schedule an appointment with nature, and promises that once you begin noticing, you will seeandThis book will delight avowed nature lovers as well as those whose idea of the great outdoors is a walk on a paved path in a city park This book would also make a lovely gift 4 solid stars.Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review This kind of beauty makes one a pagan.First came the bluebells the English bluebells who were all so weary and gentle.But then the roses red, noble and my Mother s got the throne.Now touching a rose is touching divinity.Hearing birds reminds me of a very little grave in my backyardand a day in December when I drank way too much.Bluebells wilted Blue bells are ringing. I am a fan of this author s work and have loved some of her other books She is a gentle guide that reminds you to stop and take note of the nature around you, and this book doesof the same The book itself is beautifully designed with lovely illustrations and art, and while I appreciated the sentiments, I was disappointed by the lackluster text This is labeled for adult readers, but would work well for younger explorers as well I did appreciate that the author constantly urges you to pu I am a fan of this author s work and have loved some of her other books She is a gentle guide that reminds you to stop and take note of the nature around you, and this book doesof the same The book itself is beautifully designed with lovely illustrations and art, and while I appreciated the sentiments, I was disappointed by the lackluster text This is labeled for adult readers, but would work well for younger explorers as well I did appreciate that the author constantly urges you to put down the book, look around, and take note of what surrounds you If you have yet to read her and are new to nature journaling, this would be good introduction to her work An excellent resource for helping yourself or your children develop a closer relationship with the natural world using curiosity, mindfulness and sensory awareness. So that s how people start keeping journals.Though it may look so, this book is too inspiring to be a commercial It gave me lots of ideas that can be applied both practically and occasionally. Recommended Read To see the photos from my nature journal, see the review on my site Text only below.THE CURIOUS NATURE GUIDE inspires adults to focus on their senses, encouraging creativity It s exactly what I needed to energize my love of nature to the next level Even though this book is aimed at adults, many of the suggestions could be shared with children and would make an appreciated family gift.I requested this book for review because I love any book that makes me stop and appreciate t Recommended Read To see the photos from my nature journal, see the review on my site Text only below.THE CURIOUS NATURE GUIDE inspires adults to focus on their senses, encouraging creativity It s exactly what I needed to energize my love of nature to the next level Even though this book is aimed at adults, many of the suggestions could be shared with children and would make an appreciated family gift.I requested this book for review because I love any book that makes me stop and appreciate the world around me I decided to journal my way through part of it with camera in hand and enjoyed the results What I didn t expect was that this book jogged so many pleasant memories of my childhood enjoying nature with my dad, something that I still like to do today as an adult.I ve journaled most of my life, but this book made me think about small wonders and to bepersistent in my daily discoveries in nature I m especially excited about getting a sketchbook and some colored pencils to take on my hikes, something I never thought to do as an adult I used to sketch and paint outdoors as a teen but had forgotten the joy that gave me That reminder alone makes my time worthwhile in reading this book, but there s so muchthat pleased me.My favorite quote shared from a postcard within this book is There is no Wi Fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection Lovely and so true.The illustrations in THE CURIOUS NATURE GUIDE are especially beautiful Some are watercolor impressionism, while others are pen and ink sketches, sometimes with some color added discreetly I m especially fond of the cute sketches of animals and creatures that surround or live in trees on page 85 The saddest part about reviewing this book is that my digital advanced reading copy will archive and I won t have it to reference later I will definitely want a print copy to have on my keeper shelf and maybe one for my dad.THE CURIOUS NATURE GUIDE combines art, journaling, poems, quotes, music, facts, questions to ponder, animals, insects, fish, phases of the moon, constellations, weather, color and nature in urban areas, while reviving lost memories in a sensory kaleidoscope Highly recommended for those who love sharing small wonders, something I m looking forward to most in the future.Review and photos by Dorine, courtesy of The Zest Quest Digital ARC provided by the publisher This is a cute book full of ideas on how to creatively engage with and pay attention to nature, even if it s just looking outside your own kitchen window I enjoyed the illustrations in this book a lot, and loved being reminded that we re all able to be creative and curious with the natural world on a daily basis This book gives a delightful taste of a diverse range of biomes and ecosystems through quotes, artwork, and thoughtful passages It also has a great deal of scientific facts sprinkled This is a cute book full of ideas on how to creatively engage with and pay attention to nature, even if it s just looking outside your own kitchen window I enjoyed the illustrations in this book a lot, and loved being reminded that we re all able to be creative and curious with the natural world on a daily basis This book gives a delightful taste of a diverse range of biomes and ecosystems through quotes, artwork, and thoughtful passages It also has a great deal of scientific facts sprinkled in, usually paired with illustrations It s a charming, colorful, approachable book that serves as a reminder to be aware of your surroundings My absolute favourite book to date This is a book about nature and how to connect to it The author talks about many aspects of the natural world, from seasons to landscapes to space and seas and so muchEach topic comprises a few pages of facts and trivia, and sometimes related quotes or literary extracts The author then poses questions you can ask yourself concerning your surroundings The text is usually printed on top of a photo or photos related to that topic, so while you read, My absolute favourite book to date This is a book about nature and how to connect to it The author talks about many aspects of the natural world, from seasons to landscapes to space and seas and so muchEach topic comprises a few pages of facts and trivia, and sometimes related quotes or literary extracts The author then poses questions you can ask yourself concerning your surroundings The text is usually printed on top of a photo or photos related to that topic, so while you read, at the same time your eyes also take in the breathtaking visuals accompanying the text This was a hugely successful formula which I absolutely loved.Other notable features Scrapbook style sort of presentation, but without all the mess and haphazardness Photos mix in with the author s own illustrations Extremely well designed layout presentation every page is chock full with either textual and or visual information, yet is neat, organised and easy to process, and never cluttered Text is simple, concise, yet deeply thought provoking Facts presented are fun, interesting and relevant Has the absolute right mix of science and spirituality Pages are thick, matte and durable All pictures are stunningly beautiful.Overall, this is a very meditative, reflective, inspirational book that will open your eyes to the wonderment of the earth An absolute must read for all nature lovers or people wanting to connect with nature Will also make a great gift for someone like that An interesting concept of a book that explores what it means to be mindful and how to re wild yourself in Nature Due to the concept and its detailed activities I chose to give the book an additional star even though in all fairness the author doesn t seem to have a chosen audience First of all the book is broken into three different categories with each having a certain focus The first half is about reintroducing the reader back to nature with slow steps and starting with the nature spots th An interesting concept of a book that explores what it means to be mindful and how to re wild yourself in Nature Due to the concept and its detailed activities I chose to give the book an additional star even though in all fairness the author doesn t seem to have a chosen audience First of all the book is broken into three different categories with each having a certain focus The first half is about reintroducing the reader back to nature with slow steps and starting with the nature spots that are nearest to you As a result although there are a few activities they aren t as much as you find in the other two sections further in the book The second section is the one that allows the reader to have the most activities as it delves the reader into exploring the world around them It breaks nature down into the various elements such as exploring animal types, types of trees, celestial bodies and so muchAnd this of course leads into the third section, which is predominently about connecting to nature Although the book seems to have some topics that would beattractive to adults rather than children it is way too simply written for an adult audience while this style lends to very brief informative paragraphs that don t take up much space At the same time the activities seem like those that children are normally directed to as well The illustrative aspects are a combination of styles with colored photographs combining with watercolor excerpts and sketches from what may be the nature journal of the author as well as some diagrams Although it makes for the book being busy it also lends a creative air that gives credence for the book being what it is In the end I wouldn t suggest this as a book for an adult unless you just want really do some simplistic exercises that most mature people are already aware of Otherwise I wouldor less strongly recommend this as a book for children, especially if you are trying to get themoutside or just enjoyingnature centered vacations