by Jess French, illustrated by Duncan Beedie
Bella Loves Bugs tells the story of a day in the life of a girl who is passionate about bugs, as she goes off to Forest School where she always has many creepy-crawly adventures with her fellow nature hero friends!
The book is packed with facts about bugs, some of which Bella regularly spots, but also includes the bugs she dreams about seeing one day — different insects from all over the world.
Bella makes a magical moth trap, spies a butterfly laying an egg, and shows her friends how to hop like a grasshopper! Follow Bella as she shares her love of bugs — discover how many bugs might be lurking in a pond, see how awesome ants are, and be amazed by mighty stag beetles.
With an engaging and lively narrative from Jess French and fun and 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 makes 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.