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Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature (hardback book by Manchán Magan) - jiminy eco-toys
Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature (hardback book by Manchán Magan) - jiminy eco-toys
Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature (hardback book by Manchán Magan) - jiminy eco-toys
Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature (hardback book by Manchán Magan) - jiminy eco-toys

Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature (hardback book by Manchán Magan)

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'In Irish there are so many great rain words and magic words and highly specific natural words (such as the material put on the hooves of donkeys to stop them slipping in ice), or words to communicate with animals, or evocative plant words, or the gorgeous words for different amounts of light in the sky, or words that hint at different ways of seeing colour, or twilight words … ’

Manchán Magan is fascinated by words, particularly Irish words, with all of their complex meanings and associations and their connections to the natural world. Having enjoyed huge success with his bestselling book Thirty-Two Words for Field, Manchán now brings his infectious wonder and enthusiasm for the Irish language to a younger audience, offering delightful translations and explanations of animal, bird, fish, insect and nature words.

 When you see the world through Irish, you see the world differently. Get ready to share the magic with this delightful book for readers of all ages.

Beautifully illustraded by Steve Doogan. 

What it contains: 1 hardback book with 96 pages. Dimensions: 310 x 280 x 15mm. 

Feel great about where it comes from:

  • Raw materials from Europe? Yes - Italy
  • Organic? TBC
  • Manufactured in Europe? Yes - Italy
  • What's it made from? Paper and cardboard only
  • What's it packaged in? Nothing
  • Shipping packaging from manufacturer to us: Cardboard box only
  • Plastic-free? Yes 100%
  • Vegan? Yes
  • Animal-cruelty-free? Yes
  • Reused upcycled or recycled? TBC

Feel great about where it goes after you've used it:

  • Biodegradable / compostable? Yes 100%
  • Reusable / refillable? N/A
  • Recyclable? Yes 100%

Feel great about you and your child using it:

  • Great for ages: a book for the whole family 
  • Shelf life: Indefinite
  • Safety standards met: N/A
  • Solvent-free? Yes
  • Gluten-free? Yes
  • Peanut-free? Yes
  • Soy-free? Yes
  • Lactose-free? Yes
  • Easy to wash-off clothes skin? N/A
  • Improvements we're working on in this product: None, very happy with this printed-in-Europe book :-)