Fitting right in with our mission is a book called ‘Wolvenkinderen’, or Wildchilds in English. The aim of this book written by Richard van der Vieren and Roosje Koninckx is to take kids outside. Out into a world that’s full of discoveries and surprising dishes to try. Because we all spend way too much time indoors. Trees have been replaced by screens and self-built cabins stay empty.
In the words of Richard and Roosje themselves: “This book is an answer to a question we both asked ourselves: When did we stop being our own heroes? We used to play outside, horse around, get dirty and make up stories. We would close the door behind us in the morning and would only come back briefly to eat some food. Building campsites, making up stories, building a fire, creating mud castles… we, and our children, seem to have forgotten how fun playing outside is, and how healthy it is to get dirty once in a while. To discover nature in its pure simplicity. To hold a frog in your bare hands or to discover a bird’s nest, what can be more amazing?”