Outside, You Notice

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Outside, You Notice

By Erin Alladin
Illustrated by Andrea Blinick
Picture Book Ages 4–7
ISBN: 978-1-77278-193-9
List Price: $22.95 CAD / $18.95 USD
Hardcover with dust jacket
Trim Size: 9 x 10 inches / 22.86 x 25.4 cm
Pages: 32

Publication Date: April 6, 2021

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Rights Available: World ex. North America

A lyrical nonfiction celebration of the outdoors pairing childlike observation with facts about the natural world

Outside,
you notice things.

Time spent in the outdoors stirs a child’s imagination. Nature sparks wonder, wonder leads to curiosity, and curiosity brings about a greater knowledge of the world and one’s self. In Outside, You Notice, a meditative thread of child-like observations (How after the rain / Everything smells greener) is paired with facts about the habits and habitats of animals, insects, birds, and plants (A tree’s roots reach as wide as its branches).

Author Erin Alladin invites young scientists and daydreamers to look closely and think deeply in this lyrical nonfiction text, celebrating all the kinds of “outside” that are available to children, from backyards to city parks to cracks in the sidewalk. Illustrator Andrea Blinick portrays these spaces bursting with small wonders with a child’s-eye view, her naïve and nostalgic style capturing the joy of endless discovery.