The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail

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Last week was Skye’s 7th Birthday and it took every ounce of will power just to breathe. Jesse decided to make him a cake and after singing happy birthday, shouted, “Have a great day Skye”.

It was very apt timing therefore, that we received the news that Julia’s latest book, The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail was in print. Andrew rushed to the Bookstore in Abingdon and picked up a copy. Skye and I read all Julia’s books in hospital, his favourite being Jack and the FlumFlum Tree. Seeing the dedication in black and white is amazing but what I love more is the fact that someone Skye admired so much, shared the same feeling for him.

The book is part of a four-part season’s series and is the best ‘to do’ book I have ever come across, Skye would have thoroughly approved of its action packed content. Jesse and I have already transformed a leaf, made a sticker tree and earned our Gruffalo Explorer badge! To pick up a copy, visit Abingdon Bookstore or Blackwells Oxford,  who have kindly agreed to donate a percentage per sale to Blue Skye Thinking. Alternatively you can visit our website www.blueskyethinking.org.

“While I sadly never met Skye, I was very touched by the video clip which I saw of him and his younger brother Jesse, and impressed by what his parents told me about Skye’s courage and his love of discovering new things. That’s why I dedicated The Gruffalo Autumn Nature Trail to Skye and Jesse. I hope Jesse and his new baby brother Flynn enjoy discovering all the wonderful things that autumn brings."

Julia Donaldson