We’ve long been fans of Luke Pearson’s clever, courageous, cobalt-haired, crimson-booted heroine, Hilda – the BG kids were engrossed in the graphic novels well before she had her own Netflix series. On her adventures in Trollberg, Hilda encounters all manner of magical creatures from giants and trolls to elves and spirits, always accompanied by her trusty deer-fox friend Twig. This latest book offers readers a chance to achieve their Sparrow Scout badges by learning a series of outdoor skills, from cloud spotting and stargazing to building shelters and wildlife identification.
Kitty loves attaining badges at her Woodcraft Folk group, so has really been enjoying working through the activities – she made delicious oaty snack bars and a really cool lantern from a jar at the weekend. Hilda’s Sparrow Scout Badge Guide by Luke Pearson and Victoria Evans (Flying Eye Books, RRP £9.99) – the perfect gift for a 7 to 10 year old.