Go Wild in the Woods: An Adventure Handbook by the fantastic Goldie Hawk and illustrated by Rachael Saunders has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 ACE Best Product Awards in the category Best Children’s Product or Publication. Woohoo! Published by Nosy Crow in collaboration with the National Trust, this shortlisting is a brilliant accolade for a fantastic book, and we are literally crowing (sorry!) with joy here at Nosy Crow HQ.
But for those less in the know, what does this actually mean?
The Association for Cultural Enterprise (ACE) was formed to help museums, galleries and cultural attractions to maximise their commercial potential in the most positive, socially responsible and engaging ways possible. In a time of increasing public funding cuts for the arts, generating the income to flourish and grow in creative, engaging and innovative ways is paramount for the cultural sector, and ACE is the support network, resource centre and social generator that enables arts and heritage attractions of every size, shape and form to do just that.
The ACE Best Product Awards recognise excellence in cultural trading, and as the collaborative publishing partner of the National Trust, we feel very privileged to be acknowledged in this area, especially with such a positive, nature-inspired book that represents the very heart of what the National Trust does best . . . getting kids to put down the smartphones and step OUTSIDE.
So if you want to find out how to build a shelter, craft your own tools, cook food over a campfire . . . or even how to get drinking water from your own wee (none for me, thank you!), go wild and find a copy here or in all National Trust shops.