Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Horus the Peregrine Falcon and series of books

I was given a copy of this book by John Miles and absolutely loved it. If I’d had a book like this as a younger child, I would have been so happy with it. I do appreciate that not every child is as obsessed with nature and birds as I was, so I wanted to know what ordinary children would think of it.

So I took the book to every babysitting job that I had for 6 months, read the children the book and carefully watched their response. What I saw was that all children loved the book. It didn’t matter if they were boys or girls, pre-readers or almost at secondary school. It was a big hit!

So based on my research I would thoroughly recommend this book and all the books in the series for any age child. There are very few story books about wildlife around especially birds that these do stand out, also they are very educational as well.

The books are by John Miles, quite a well-known birder and writer. The illustrations are by Barry Robson and are beautiful.

I have done a video review with my 8 year old niece speaking, so have a watch https://youtu.be/4GsBfui73u8

This is the link to the Amazon page for this book http://amzn.to/2kCc39X

About the Author

Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig in Antarctica
Photograph copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Mya-Rose Craig is a 14 year old young British Bangladeshi birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, activist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and Penguins in Antarctica over Christmas 2015, her 7th continent.

Mya-Rose was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people
She organised a conference, Race Equality in Nature, in June 2016 aiming to increase the ethnic diversity in nature. She has also set up Black2Nature with the aim of working with organisations to increase the access to nature of BAME people. Please connect with her on LinkedIn (Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig) so that she can invite you to join the Race Equality in Nature LinkedIn Group and be part of the change. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter

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