by Jess French, illustrated by Duncan Beedie
Billy Loves Birds tells the fact-filled story of a day in the life of Billy, a budding young naturalist who is wild about birds of all kinds!
Billy encounters many different kinds of birds in his adventures during his day at Forest School, and this book is filled with facts about all the different species he comes across, and some that he can only dream of seeing in the wild one day.
He studies a blue tits’ nest with chicks about to fledge, spies a kingfisher catching a worm, and shows his friend how to peck like a woodpecker!
Follow Billy as he shares his love of birds — discover how to trumpet like a crane or laugh like a kookaburra and learn what makes feathers fabulous or beaks extraordinary.
With an engaging and lively narrative from Jess French and fun, warm illustrations from Duncan Beedie, this book will help ignite a love and appreciation for nature, right on our doorsteps.
The Nature Heroes series focuses on a group of friends who are passionate about nature and the great outdoors. Each book features a different child who has a favorite topic that they are fascinated by: Billy Loves Birds, Bella Loves Bugs, Ava Loves Animals, and Pedro Loves the Planet!
Playful text and funny relatable illustrations make this an accessible series, which provides an entertaining introduction to the natural world.
Target age: 4-8
About the Contributors:
Jess French is a passionate vet, zoologist and naturalist who has been named one of Britain's top 50 conservationists by BBC Wildlife magazine. She presented her own TV series on CBeebies called Minibeast Adventure with Jess and worked on Live 'n' Deadly (CBBC), Deadly Mission Madagascar (CBBC), Springwatch (BBC) and Micro Monsters 3D (Sky). Jess has written several books for children, including the Born Free series for Orion Children's Books.
Duncan Beedie is an illustrator and animator based in Bristol. Aside from drawing copious quirky images, he collects clockwork robots, can identify pretty much any military aircraft and has a dog called Ivor.