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Mission:Explore solves an age-old problem with two new fun-packed books to keep the kids occupied.

April 1, 2011

Are we there yet?

Mission:Explore solves an age-old problem with two new fun-packed books to keep the kids occupied.


Announcing: Mission:Explore On the Road and Mission:Explore Camping

Next time a voice from the back of the car, on top of an elephant or in the train asks: “Are we there yet?” fight their boredom with the latest inspiration from the guerrilla explorers behind Mission:Explore, the Geography Collective. Mission:Explore On the Road will occupy everyone with fascinating missions that will keep the entire family occupied from A to B, and back again. Jam packed with 50 unique missions, Mission:Explore On the Road will open children’s eyes to the interesting and curious things around them whether they’re on holiday, in the car or up a tree in the garden. And if the destination is a music festival (Mission:Explorers will be running missions again this year at the Latitude, Glastonbury and Sunrise Festivals) or a campsite, Mission:Explore Campingis an essential item to pack alongside the tent and sleeping bags. Completing a mission encourages resourcefulness, an inquisitive mind and a free range child. From creating a wild shelter to exploring a place by wheelchair – there is something for everyone and everyplace, from the everyday to the absurd.

The Mission:Explore books are all fully interactive, with a complimentary website and iphone app, and encourage young people to explore and investigate the places they visit. The Geography Collective wants you to get out and discover the weird, exciting and fun things there are to do everywhere. Each mission will open your eyes to the geography surrounding you – but be warned – you may never see the world in the same way again.

Winner of a GeoVation Award 2010 sponsored by Ordnance Survey, the Mission:Explore concept and books are an outstanding addition to the collection of books by Can of Worms Kids Press which enhance young people’s enjoyment of learning.

“Mission:Explore is bold, cool, exciting, innovative, geographic, educational…and just plain fun! Every curious kid, budding geographer, and responsible parent should have a copy!” – National Geographic“

Designed to be read, scribbled on, illustrated, smeared, scratched and sniffed, it may just be the most revolutionary geography-related book ever published” – Geographical Magazine

“This young explorers’ kit is endlessly adventurous – a journey in itself. An utter delight – full of surpises and things to make you look at the world afresh. Can’t wait for my toddlers to be equipped with a copy each, so that they too can set out to be explorers…” Benedict Allen, Explorer

“The more removed we become from nature and wild places the harder it will be to inspire people to tackle the worlds environmental issues. Whats great about this book is that its so positive, enthusiastic and creative that it would make anyone want to turn off the Xbox for a few hours and explore the world around them” WWF

“This new book offers a great introduction to camping for children. With a range of fun and practical advice and ideas, ‘Mission: Explore Camping’ is an exciting addition to any family camping trip.” Vango

“I really love these super books by Mission Explore. They are fun to read, great to look at and are bursting with lots of exciting and challenging activities. They are a brilliant way to get kids and adults outside exploring and having fun! Go and get inspired today !” Sue Atkins, author of “Raising Happy Children for Dummies”

“Mission: Explore on the Road is funny, clever and important. How many books do all that? And its dangerous stuff too – explorers will be changed by the nicely weighted and well thought out missions. They leave young people better prepared to go out into the world and make their own sense of it” Dr Joe Smith, The Open University

“And the best thing: the kids run off exploring and entertaining themselves for hours, leaving you to kick back and relax with a cheeky beer in the peaceful afternoon sun!”


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