The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick

The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick

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by Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield
     
 

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"“…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun.” - Dallas News

The stick is a universal toy. Totally

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"“…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun.” - Dallas News

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into - almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.

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Publishers Weekly
"The stick is perhaps the best-loved toy of all time, the starting point for endless adventures," note Schofield and Danks (Make it Wild!: 101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors) in their opening chapter. Here, they've collected dozens of activities, games, and crafts that use sticks as their basic ingredient for fun. Almost every idea is given both a full-color photograph and a page of instructions, so the book works best as inspiration. The projects are clearly ranked from one stick to three, with the three-stick projects requiring an adult's supervision. While the simplest selections-a game of (Winnie the) Pooh Sticks or making a loom for wild weaving with found natural objects-are easily grasped, some of the more complex projects-such as the one-string guitar or sun clock-need much more instruction than provided. This handy volume would be especially well-received by children who have access to a large swath of the outdoors, or those going on a camping trip. For future Henry David Thoreaus and Rachel Carsons, this book will open up new worlds outdoors.
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From the Publisher
Praise for The Stick Book:
"A beautiful and inspiring book, bursting with practical suggestions which will appeal to every child's imagination."
— Julia Donaldson, author of Stick Man

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711232419
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
610,144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

Meet the Author

Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire.Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click hereJo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire.Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click here

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The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Melanie-Ski More than 1 year ago
I loved browsing through this book with my kids! It spurred them on to so many ideas. It is a bit colder outside now, but once we get some warm days again I want to take an afternoon outside and create some of the projects we found. I know my 10 year old wants to make a fort. We have a small section of woods so sticks shouldn't be hard to come by. I love the idea of making a mini village with sticks, and using little figures to run through it. I remember seeing something like that at a museum once and it was so creative!! This is a beautiful book, rich in imagination and ideas!! I received a copy of it in exchange for an honest review.
NatashaLM More than 1 year ago
No review, just think this would be a great stocking-stuffer for grandchildren!