Learn how you can save endangered animals and make the world a better place, too!
From beetles and butterflies, to puffins and polar bears, animals and habitats all over the world need our protection. In this beautifully illustrated book, children (and adults!) can learn about thirteen different habitats – gardens, hedgerows, heathlands, woodlands, highlands, wetlands, the coastline, freshwater, oceans, savannahs, jungles and mountains – and simple everyday ways to protect them.
Find out how to help hedgehogs in your own back garden or spread the word about endangered animals further from home, as you discover all the little things you can do to make a big difference.
Engaging text by Dr Jess French, presenter of Minibeast Adventure with Jess on CBeebies, with artwork by super-talented newcomer Angela Keoghan, illustrator of Inspector Brunswick and the Case of the Missing Eyebrow.
**As seen on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch**
“”here are lots of natural history titles with an environmental slant this year, but this introduction to the plight of endangered animals is one of the most inspiring and accessible I’ve seen. The world’s major habitats are profiled with species fact files and child-friendly, creative (but practical) ideas on how to make a difference from making a log pile and packing a no-rubbish lunch to supporting fair trade initiatives. The engaging text is well-pitched for primary school readers and it’s gorgeous to look at too.” – The Bookseller
Hardcover: 64 pages
Dimensions: 25.7 x 1.3 x 29.7 cm
Written by: Jess French
Illustrated by: Angela Keoghan
About the Author:
Growing up surrounded by nature and a host of weird and wonderful animals, Jess has developed a great affinity for the natural world. As a child, Jess spent much of her childhood outside, muddying her clothes by scrabbling under stones looking for minibeasts. Jess is fearless and knowledgeable in the world of invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles as a result of her Dad’s exotic insect breeding business. Her love of animals is reflected in her passion for protecting the world that they live in.
During her first degree, Zoology at UCL, Jess founded a programme in which university students taught workshops to primary school children about local and global environmental issues.
For this work she was awarded the Jane Goodall Global Youth Leadership award in 2010.
As well as writing, Jess works as a vet in Norfolk. She is also a presenter for CBeebies and a teacher for school groups interested in animals and the natural world.
When not studying, teaching, writing or looking for bugs, Jess enjoys adventure sports and travel, learning new languages and playing the saxophone and drums. Jess is fluent in Spanish and can communicate in British Sign Language.