The Beach Book: loads to do at lakes, rivers and the seaside by Fiona Danks & Jo Schofield ~ Book Review

Book Description:

You don't need to live right on the water's edge to have fun at the beach! The Beach Book is all about finding wild places at the seaside, as well as by lakes and rivers and making the most of opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have to offer. You can have fun: Discovering beach wildlife (eg. rock pooling, crabbing and fishing or making a rock-pool viewer) and exploring sand dunes and beach combing. Making the most of lakes and rivers by foraging, damming and diverting streams and boat racing. Using natural resources to play and invent new games (e.g., stone Jenga and skittles, ball runs and boules or funny face games. Being creative (e.g., making driftwood monsters, marram grass dolls and creating sand paintings).

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About the Authors:

Fiona Danks did a degree in Ecology at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE in Rural and Environmental Science at Bath College of Higher Education. 

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. 


With summer in full swing we have been spending a lot of time at the lake on the beach. We have taken a camping trip and love to explore. This book is great for kids and adults alike to have some fun in nature. The book is separated into categories like beach art, beach games, beach wildlife, beach imagination, beach at night and beach rubbish. Which makes it easy for the kids to pick something out when they go to the beach. We have had fun making beach art and playing games in the sand. We have plans to some of the beach at night on our night camping trip. I love all the easy directions and ideas. The photos bring the book to life as they are all real photos of the beach and people etc.

Hours of fun with this book. A summer must have. We give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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