OUR BOOKS 

Below you will find some examples of the books we offer in the Naturally Creative range. From uniquely illustrated transient stories to collections of creative play ideas, our books are sure to enhance the natural creativity of any setting!

 

All of our books are independently published through Clare's micro-publishing label

C.P. Thompson Press so by purchasing from us you are directly supporting Clare's small business and allowing her to keep creating books and art. Thank you! 

You can shop our full range here via etsy!

THE TRANSIENT TALES COLLECTION
A celebration of loose parts; by creating these books, Clare is highlighting the myriad possibilities for creative play and practical learning that can come about through experimentation with open ended and natural resources. She has coined the term "Transient Tales" to describe the way in which she uses the medium of transient art to create characters and scenes and combines this with other handmade techniques to create additional variables (each new publication introduces a new element into the mix). So far, she has created wordless stories and re-imagined traditional tales, rhymes and jingles and has plans for future editions that will further showcase the creative outcomes of loose parts play... 

NATURE'S COLOUR PALETTE PICTUREBOOK

32 pages, full colour throughout
210x210mm

 

"What a stunning book! Beautiful images, beautifully put together and beautiful text. This book will show you how to feel the wonder, how to marvel. Why would you stay indoors?"

Professor Jan White, Early Childhood Outdoors

Offering a selection of exquisite photographs of the natural world, this unique Colour Book invites you to slow down with your child and observe the beauty and diversity of colours found in the outdoor environment. Also includes inspirational ideas for using the book to create outdoor learning opportunities.

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BEACH TREASURES POCKET PICTUREBOOK

20 pages, soft back, full colour throughout
120x120mm

 

This pocket picture book is intended to inspire a love of nature and natural resources. Its handy portable size makes it great for home lending or taking out and about, perhaps on a trip to the beach or to form part of a resource kit or display. Contains 20+ reproductions of handmade paintings and prose. 

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GARDEN TREASURES POCKET PICTUREBOOK

20 pages, soft back, full colour throughout,
120x120mm

 

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GET NATURALLY CREATIVE! 
20 fun ways to play with flowers!

This A6 handy booklet contains 20 ways to use flowers creatively!




 

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MUD KITCHEN RECIPE BOOK!

An illustrated full colour booklet that will inspire children to get creative AND also offers ideas to adults working with children or parents who would like to find imaginative ways to enhance mud kitchen play and extend creative opportunities outdoors! This fun booklet can also act as a provocation for those who might like to write and illustrate books containing their own recipes and inventions!

A5 b
ooklet, 20 pages, full colour, illustrated throughout.

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