ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This fabulous book contains fifteen wild food plants (aka weeds) which kids can find for themselves. It is designed to give them 'agency to interact with the outside world and learn skills to meaningfully add to their diet' to quote from the authors (who are behind the letseatweeds website). First and foremost, the emphasis is on safety and taking care! This is reiterated time and time again, along with careful-ometer readings and exhortations to check with your adult if you're not sure - so if the instructions are read properly, there should be no trouble. Each weed is illustrated with drawings, and the occasional photograph to clarify an identification. Readers are told what to look for, where and when to look, how to harvest and how to use it. Simple recipes are included! Millions of people round the world harvest weeds to supplement their diets, and this book will certainly show older primary aged kids (and adults, too!) the bounty around them. Lindy
Annie Raser-Rowland (Author) Annie Raser-Rowland is a horticulturalist and artist. She works at CERES nursery in Melbourne, giving people advice on how to grow lots of tomatoes. Adam Grubb (Author) Adam Grubb runs an urban permaculture design and education business called Very Edible Gardens, co-hosts RRR radio's Greening the Apocalypse, and also co-founded EnergyBulletin.net (now Resilience.org) and the Permablitz movement. Evie Barrow (Illustrator) Evie Barrow is an artist and illustrator passionate about artful picture books for both kids and adults. Her hand-drawn style celebrates the textures and imperfections made by hand. When she's done sharpening pencils and untangling thread she enjoys watching Nordic Noir and Wes Anderson movies, reading and walking around the Melbourne neighbourhood where she now lives with her husband and their thirteen year old cat, Millie.