Bernie Krause PhD, Author, Soundscape Ecologist, Composer and Sound Designer
In a world filled with endless distraction, Lisa Carne passionately and wisely guides us along more relevant paths designed to stimulate young learners to discover the wonders and magic of the natural world as a fundamental part of their learning experience. To thrive with some degree of health in these uncertain times, these are the encounters our progeny will need to have no matter what our cultural background. Read this important book.
Tara Golshan, Executive Director for Education, Jane Goodall Institute
This book is refreshing and insightful. Given the constraints of a formal education system, Lisa Carne successfully reinforces the importance of the natural world as a key learning tool in a child's development; an area of our society that is sadly being eroded with the explosion of technology. She emphasises the tools of observation, mindfulness and the importance of our elders, as essential ingredients in providing a child a balanced and healthy existence into adulthood; skills that are so readily overlooked in our society today. I highly recommend this book.
Max Barclay, Collection Manager, The Natural History Museum, London
This book is a warm and charming reminder to encourage the curiosity of children, to retain it in ourselves, and never to let our instinctive sense of wonder at the intricacy and beauty of the nature all around us be worn away.
Sue FSue's Book Reviews
An excellent introduction to the principles of unschooling, demonstrating how child-led learning can cover an entire curriculum - and more - and how children can flourish when encouraged to follow their passions and spend as much time as they wish on any project or interest. Definitely recommended.