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Mike Unwin - Author

Mike Unwin is a freelance writer, editor and illustrator with 12 years' experience in natural history publishing. In 2000 he won the BBC Wildlife travel-writing competition. His children's titles include the bestselling RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds.

Q & A with Mike Unwin

What is your favourite species of bird, and what are its characteristics?

Where is your favourite birding destination and why?

How did you first become interested in birds and how long have you been a birder?
Birds have been a passion for as long as I can remember. I was certainly already hooked by the age of six (when I remember seeing a Golden Eagle on a family holiday to Scotland). Of course it helped that my family were keen, so we had bird books in the house, fed birds in the garden and looked out for birds on holiday. And my granny gave me her old binoculars, which lasted me for years (though only one eyepiece worked). For me, birds always went hand in hand with drawing — I wanted to draw whatever I saw, and wanted to see whatever I drew. And it’s not only birds: I like all other wildlife too, especially snakes and cats.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Mike Unwin

RSPB: My First Book of Garden Bugs
Mike Unwin
A wonderful introduction to 20 garden creepy crawlies. Perfect for young children to go hunting in the garden or the park for various bugs having discovered through the book where they are most likely to be hiding. Additional fact boxes...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
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RSPB: Nature Guide
Mike Unwin
Fantastic fun-filled year round ideas and activities for all the family to enjoy, like how to track foxes, making your own wormery, designing your own seashell wind-chime, growing your own salad and making a home for a hedghog. The emphasis...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2009
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RSPB: My First Book of Garden Wildlife
Mike Unwin
Captivating illustrations and lively text make this a terrific first guide for young children about the wildife they can find in their garden or around a nearby park. Through questions and answers, children can discover twenty common garden animals, each of them...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 30/10/2008
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