RSPB: My First Book of Garden Wildlife by Mike Unwin

RSPB: My First Book of Garden Wildlife

Written by Mike Unwin
Part of the RSPB Series

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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 stunningly illustrated in its natural habitat. Clues to each animal are given and then the reader can turn the page to discover the answer and to learn even more facts.

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RSPB: My First Book of Garden Wildlife by Mike Unwin

The follow-up to the bestselling My First Book of Garden Birds, this is the perfect first introduction to garden animals. Try to guess the animal from the clues then turn over the page to discover its name and more facts.


This book, which marries text, illustration and layout so well, will have no difficulty in exciting engagement and participation from readers

About the Author

Mike Unwin

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.

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48 pages


Mike Unwin
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A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

30th October 2008




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