With Autumn and Back to School looming just around the corner, we are compelled to spend as much time as we can outside.
I love picture books that ask children to think outside the box. To be open minded, to try something new. All of these books do that. From finding wild in unexpected places, to bears trying new things. From finding an unlikely new friend to looking at the ordinary in an extraordinary way.
These books invite a child to look at the world with awe and wonder. Two big, important words in the Montessori world.
As an after note: “Explorers of the Wild” is written in the first person. Think hard about which of the Explorers it is. That is the genius of this book. We are more alike than different.