RSPB: My First Book of Garden Bugs by Mike Unwin

RSPB: My First Book of Garden Bugs

Written by Mike Unwin
Part of the RSPB Series

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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 ensure the kids will learn lots too.

For more titles like this please see RSPB: My First Book of Garden Birds and RSPB: Nature Guide


RSPB: My First Book of Garden Bugs by Mike Unwin

Take a journey through the garden and discover the bugs that are living there. The beautiful illustrations create the world of the garden, combined with text that leads young readers to the hiding places of various bugs. inviting them to guess what creature they have found. My First Book of Garden Bugs is the perfect introduction to the names of some common garden insects, along with interesting facts about them.


A lovely introduction to 20 garden creepy crawlies

'...great introduction to minibeasts for children. Beautiful illustrations combined with fascinating text that guides readers to insect hiding places and then shares facts about each creature.'

'The pictures are breathtakingly realistic...It is a great start foy any young budding entomologist.'

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

1st October 2009




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