Reviews

Jacaranda Magic is receiving some wonderful reviews as it is shared amongst the Kidlit community and in schools, kindergartens and homes.
Here are snippets and links to a few things some very lovely people have had to say about it…

“I love this book for so many reasons!”– Maggie Dent, author, parenting expert and nature play advocate.

“More than a joyful picture book that celebrates beauty in nature and the power of imagination, Jacaranda Magic is a dynamic tool to help parents and educators explore the value of boredom and encourage outdoor play.

It addresses a trend is emerging from research in early childhood education in Australia, indicating that young children are struggling to develop key creative, imaginative and gross motor skills due to diminishing access to unstructured play outdoors.

Jacaranda Magic was written to encourage children in the critical 4-9 year old age group to get outside and discover all the possibilities that nature offers when playing with objects in their natural settings and using the limitless power of their imaginations.”

Buzz Words Review Jacaranda Magic by Dannika Haling and Megan Forward
Review from Buzz Words

“A gloriously purple-splattered story of the joy of summer, friendship and jacaranda magic.” – Sandy Fussell, children’s book reviewer for The Sunday Telegraph.

“This story is certain to delight girls and boys as it is read again and again, inspiring them to appreciate nature, live in the moment and imagine their own adventures.”Julieann Wallace, publisher, author & teacher.
Read the full review from Books, Tea & Cupcakes here

“A joyful example of overcoming boredom that encapsulates the capacity of nature to inspire, educate and entertain, Jacaranda Magic harnesses the essence of friendship and the pooling of imaginative resources in a time when it’s easier for many of today’s youth to simply swipe away boredom. I hope city kids especially will embrace this tale with the same bare-footed abandonment as some of their country counterparts might, with pure joie de vivre.”
Boomerang Books
Read the full review here.

“This is a great book to read to children to remind them that we have the best time when life is simple, creative, spontaneous and playful – especially when we share those times interacting with family and friends – and often the best times are in the outdoors. Also a great book to have on hand if you hear the ‘bored’ word.” – Brook Tayla.
Read the full review here

Sunday Telegraph Review Jacaranda Magic

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