CHILDREN'S book of the week.
WILD GIRL by Helen Skelton, Walker Books, PS12.99 HHHH H BBC Olympics and World Aquatics Championships presenter Helen Skelton, is also a real-life adventurer. She's kayaked the Amazon, walked a tightrope between the Battersea Power Station chimneys, and was the first woman to reach the South Pole using a bicycle!
Her love for a challenge is contagious here as she details various types of adventure (snow, sand, water, mountain, countryside and city). Each section includes tales of her own experience, the training she did, her kit list, and suggestions about how to have your own adventure.
The section ends with a 'wild girl hall of fame', showcasing other female trailblazers.
Delightfully illustrated and with her report-like recollections, she'll certainly captivate young girls.