These books are more about the philosophy of what we can learn from native wildlife. Also learn what we can learn from hedgehogs.
Watching Wildlife is a book to show that when you watch wildilfe, you not only learn an animal’s ways, but also look inward. The experience depends on your stillness, silence and full attention. Watching and listening with minimal movement and if possible, staying downwind, so that your present is not sensed. In this book, he draws us into his magical world, showing how we can learn to watch wildlife well. And what doing so can make for our ability to care for it, and ourselves. Jim Crumley is a Scottish nature writer, whose books often make the case for rewilding.
nature’s guide to a happy life
Animal Wisdom is a fun little guide on what we can learn from nature, to live a happy life. Written by a writer who works at an animal rescue centre in Buckinghamshire, this is self-care gone wild! When life gets you down, lift your spirits with these tiny tips and helpful hints from our friends in the animal kingdom:
- Stretch like a cat
- Slow down like a sloth
- Breathe deep like a whale
- Have the confidence of a lion!
the little book of otter philosophy!
The Little Book of Otter Philosophy offers more animal wisdom from these adorable creatures, who eat food off their tummies and hold hands while napping, so they don’t float away! Otters basically just live for fun. They nap, play, make friends and eat – and forget about all the rest. In a world that is often divided, lonely and cruel, the otter reminds us of what’s important in life. They build waterslides each day to have fun and befriend other species, just because!
The Little Book of Alpaca Philosophy offers more animal wisdom, this time from creatures who live happily in a herd, in quiet contemplation and sweet-natured interactions. Jennifer describes these chilled-out creatures as the ‘Dali Llamas’ of the animal kingdom! We have much to learn from them.
Ugly-Cute is Jennifer’s latest book. Everything today is about perfection, but this adorable compilation of misunderstood creatures shows how we should appreciate all animals, including the star-nosed mole, aye-ay, pink fairy armadillo and blobfish! Each chapter is dedicated to a different ugly-cute animal and what we can learn from them.