Returned from an early shopping trip this morning, to avoid the expected storm (it seems to have failed to show), to find this package on the doorstep…
I love books – this one is particularly beautiful. A nice touch inside from the Geography Collective.
The format follows the previous volumes but this time the focus is food. The missions are organised under a number of headings, it reads like an alternate cookbook, guerrilla gardener's handbook and sustainability manual.
As always the book encourages the individual (I'm refraining from using 'child', why should they have all the fun?) to explore and engage with the world outside. The text is quirky, engaging, informative, and complimented by beautiful illustrations.
There are a 159 missions to keep you going, some fun, some more serious, all illustrating how geography permeates everyday life. For geography teachers, many now delivering food-related topics in the curriculum, the book would provide a useful source of activities and potential enquiries. Most importantly it's a great gift to give to a young person to encourage their exploration of space and place.
A great publication. Well done all those involved.
The book can currently be purchased electronically at ITunes and Amazon. The hardback version is released this September and can be preordered from Amazon. I already own an electronic copy and have ordered another hardback version for the College library.
Remember 'it's good to play with your food'!