Take this Book for a Walk – Pre-orders now open!

I’m very pleased to announce that pre-orders for my new book Take this Book for a Walk are now open.

Order your copy through my online store for delivery in May 2020.

Take this Book for a Walk is a step-by-step guide to nature journaling, written in a friendly, simple style for kids and adults. It includes 33 nature journaling activities and many samples of my own nature journals for encouragement and inspiration. Printed on high-quality ‘colouring book’ paper, Take this Book for a Walk is designed for you to draw and write directly into the book to create your own unique nature journal.

Over the last four years it’s been my joy and privilege to teach nature journaling to many kids and adults. Those of you who’ve come along to my workshops have also taught me a lot about how to approach this wonderful activity and introduce it to others. The international nature journaling community is also growing by the day, and I’ve also taken many insights and inspirations from other nature journaling enthusiasts across the world.

My first book on this subject was Make a Date with Nature: An introduction to Nature Journaling, self-published in 2016. Make a Date with Nature was only meant to be a collection of class notes to accompany the workshops I began to teach that year, and to introduce nature journaling to as wide an audience as possible. For this reason Make a Date with Nature has always been available as a free ebook to download from my website.

Yet Make a Date with Nature seems to have found an appreciative audience, as folks continue to purchase print copies. This humble little book has already been reprinted three times in its short life (and it looks like I’ll need to order more copies soon!). Partly for this reason, I have taken some sections of Make a Date with Nature and included them in Take this Book for a Walk with minimal editing. This is because I felt I couldn’t improve upon these descriptions of what nature journaling is, or why do it, or the importance of ‘seeing’, which seem to resonate with many readers.

But Take this Book for a Walk includes many new ideas, illustrations and adventures. Best of all, it includes plenty of space for you to add your own drawings and writings, and thus create your own unique nature journal.

Take this Book for a Walk is also the first book that I’ve published that includes colour illustrations in the internal pages. I can’t tell you how much of a thrill it is for me to finally reach the point where I can afford to print books in colour and know that they will be received by an appreciative and supportive audience! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me on my journey so far, from ditching my ‘real’ job in 2015 to releasing my 6th self-published book in 2020. It’s been an amazing ride and I couldn’t have done it without you.

12 Responses

  1. Nancy Sarre
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    Hi Paula How exciting it is to hear your wonderful announcement and I am thrilled to order a copy. All the best for your exciting work in a world that in so many ways is a it dismal
    Love from Nancy Sarre

    • Paula Peeters
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      Hi Nancy, lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your generous praise and support, as always. The world is brighter because of people like you too! Love Paula

  2. Margaret Taylor
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    Fantastic Paula congratulations, well done! I recognise that photo from the Hunter Valley, what a wonderful day! I love your drawings. The boy that belongs to a pair of those feet is now in his first year of Environmental Science…and I am proof reading one of his reports. I hope you are well and your publications are a great success.

    • Paula Peeters
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      Hi Margaret, yes what nice memories that photo brings back. It was great to meet you and your lads, and spend a day nature journaling. Thanks for your kind words, and I’m really glad your son is following his passion. All the best, Paula

  3. Cati Vawda
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    Congratulations Paula! This looks like an excellent addition to the growing resources for nature journalers. Will it be available to overseas posting?

    • Paula Peeters
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      Thanks Cati, and thanks also for all of your encouragement over the years. Yes I’ll be posting it to whoever orders it, wherever they are. Cheers, Paula

    • Paula Peeters
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      Hi Cati, I’m sorry, I was just doing more homework on shipping charges and discovered that shipping to South Africa is tricky. But if you want to order the book, send me an email or contact me via the contact form on this website and I’ll try to work something out. I suspect I may have to chat to the post office staff to navigate through the paperwork.

  4. Paula Schetters
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    That’s really exciting, Paula. You’ve been a positive influence on my work too. I dream about drawing as spontaneously and colourfully as you do. I look forward to receiving a copy. Cheers, Paula (Paulette) xxx

    • Paula Peeters
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      Hi Paulette, thank you 🙂 It’s always illuminating to get another perspective on one’s art, and you’ve given me great feedback and advice over the years. I never really thought about the spontaneity, but I guess it comes from doing sketches quickly and not worrying too much how they turn out. More discussion about that in the book! All the best, Paula xxx

  5. Renaissance Renee
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    This looks wonderful Paula.

    • Paula Peeters
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      Thanks Renee!

    • Paula Peeters
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      Thanks Renee!