Going on Adventures

With the hint of Spring in the air, all be it a brisk, cold air, it’s time for us all to brush off the Winter cobwebs and go outside for some adventures.  Adventures can come in all shapes and sizes but here are a few things I’ve enjoyed recently that might inspire you to seek out some wonderment for yourself:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

An utterly fantastic film that I stumbled upon one weekend.  I’d heard a few mutterings about it beforehand from some reliable sources so gave it a gamble.  This is a beautifully shot film capturing the beauty of the rustic New Zealand landscape as well as being hilarious.  It’s quirky and strange but it completely sucks you in.  A heartfelt tale about family and the relationships between people and their surroundings.

Beetle Queen

The sequel to the marvellous Beetle Boy, that I adored when I read it last year, is here and it’s AMAZING!  It’s just as much of a wonderful adventure as the first book was and I can’t recommend this series enough.  Jam-packed with tense drama, tender emotional moments and thrilling scenes of death-defying action; what more could you want.  I can’t wait for the third instalment to see what happens next.  A classic of the future so get it for all your little adventurers now!

And Then We Ran

I was sent a review copy of this book with a great mix CD of all the tracks that inspired the book; a fab marketing tool FYI.  This is a sweet and lovely road trip tale about two teens trying to chase their dreams before real life catches up with them.  Unfortunately; to do this requires them to get married if it’s all going to work out in the end but can they both get to church on time before reality gets in the way.  Will they even want to get there?  A great romp of a book that will be perfect for fans of Sophia Bennett and Keris Stainton.

Frogspawn searching

Why not try going outside too!  It’s the perfect time of year to start looking for frogspawn in ponds or to start spotting all the new creatures appearing out from hibernation.  Here’s a link from the lovely National Trust on how to find frogspawn and great places to visit.  Get those welly boots back on and have your own adventure in the big wide world!

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