A hopeful story that reveals the benefits of letting nature take over.
Nancy and Jake are farmers. They raise their cows and pigs, and grow their crops. They use a lot of big machines to help them, and spray a lot of chemicals to get rid of the weeds and the pests. That's what all good farmers do, isn't it? And yet, there is no wildlife living on their farm. The animals look sad. Even the trees look sad ! One day, Nancy has an idea... what if they stopped using all the machines, and all the chemicals, and instead they went wild?
From the bestselling author and rewilding pioneer Isabella Tree, When We Went Wild is a heartwarming, sustainably printed picture book about the benefits of letting nature take the lead, inspired by real-life rewilding projects. The author's own experience of rewilding her estate at Knepp has influenced conservation techniques around the world that are bringing nature back to the countryside and bringing threatened species back from the brink.
Isabella Tree is an award-winning nature and travel author, and conservation pioneer. Her bestselling adult book 'Wilding - the return of nature to a British farm' (200,000 copies sold) tells the story of Knepp, the groundbreaking rewilding project in West Sussex that she started with her husband, the environmentalist Charlie Burrell.
Allira Tee is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked on a variety of commissions with clients from around the world, including Hygge & West, HarperCollins, Eeboo, L'Affiche Moderne, AHD Paper Co and Impression Originale. Her debut picture book Tiger & Cat with Berbay Publishing, will be released in August 2020. Her illustrations are created by hand using ink or graphite and finished with coloured markers, pencils, watercolour or digital techniques.
Children’s & educational
Paperback - C format
4 - 7
Children's, Teenage & educational