"Did you know that polar bears have smelly feet? Their footprints in the ice carry scent messages for other bears.
Remember never tickle a polar between his big, furry, smelly toes. You’ll scramble the message!”
9 things to remember (and one to forget) is an ode to nature. Each turn of the page reveals a small wonder, something to investigate, discover and embrace.
From the acclaimed author of Night Walk, this is a beautiful and thoughtful book.
"This is a gentle book and the soft watercolour illustrations complement its tone. It’s about being at one with nature and how we are all interconnected, humans and animals, in this beautiful ecosystem we all call home. 9 Things to Remember is sure to stoke preschoolers’ and early primary readers’ curiosity in the natural world."
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"9 things to remember (and one to forget) is a thoughtful and touching story about enjoying nature and how it can provide us with the simplest of pleasures...This is a perfect story to share with children of all ages. A truly lovely read which will evoke memories of childhood past."
"Author and illustrator Alison Binks reminds readers of all ages that we live in an interconnected ecosystem and, if we take the time, nature can reveal so much when we watch and listen closely... to be curious and mindful".
"This quiet but self-assured book is a wonder. It reminds us to look for the extraordinary moments and details in the natural world around us. Binks’ watercolour illustrations are wonderfully detailed and fluid, at times expansive and at others intimate."