Slow Down and Be Here Now
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Age range: 7+
Written by Laura Brand; illustrated by Freya Hartas
Hardback; 290 x 235 mm (P); 64pp
Published 29 September 2022
A Waterstones Best Children's Books of September 2022
Zoom in to watch a hummingbird drink nectar; watch a pea shoot appear; see a little snail as he comes come out to drink. With charming text and real science, see nature up close and let it stop you in your tracks, so that you can truly find joy in the present moment.
LAURA BRAND is an author and mum of two. She shares her crafty experiments and creative ideas for everyday play on her platform The Joy Journal and has led workshops for children and adults at Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Festival, Port Elliot and others.
FREYA HARTAS is a UK based illustrator specialising in children’s books. She lives in the vibrant city of Bristol with her partner and their ancient black cat Katsu and works from her cosy, cluttered desk in a shared studio down the road . She graduated from Falmouth University with a first class honours in BA Illustration in 2014, and is the illustrator of the best-selling Slow Down.