Billy Conker's Nature-Spotting Adventure

Billy Conker's Nature-Spotting Adventure

Billy Conker is a young conservationist who travels around the world, discovering amazing animals and plants and finding ways to help and protect them. Now you can join Billy on his mission! It’s not going to be easy. Some animals are already struggling – or even endangered – and these are the hardest to find.

 

Hardback: €14.99
Hardback: 32 pages
Size:285x225 mm
ISBN: 9781788492843

Hi, I’m Billy Conker!

I love to explore our natural world and discover all the amazing creatures living there, from snails and bees in my back garden to polar bears and great blue whales on the other side of the planet.

Now I need your help! We’re on a mission to find wild animals in their natural habitats. It won’t be easy: some are already struggling – or even endangered – and these are the hardest to spot.

Are you ready? Come on, then! Follow me and let’s get started …

Billy Conker is a young conservationist. He loves visiting different places around the world, discovering all the amazing animals and plants there and finding out how he can help them. Join Billy as he explores ponds and forests, oceans and coral reefs, deserts, prairies, cities and more!

Conor Busuttil

Conor Busuttil is a children’s picture book illustrator and passionate doodler. His most recent works include projects for the Blue Peter "Here be Dragons" competition, the exhibition and trail for Kew Gardens and working with Hampton Court Palace to bring their history to life for children. He was recently selected by The Eric Carle Museum as a rising star. 

Conor is a lover of all things nature. Growing up in a small country village on the Strangford Lough coast in County Down, he spent many a day exploring the marshy farmlands for tadpoles and newts, and the rocky coastline in search of the mysterious creatures the tide left behind in its seaweedy pools.

Magical and so much fun!

Ben Hoare, bestselling author of Nature's Treasures

perfect for nature fans. Every page is crammed with things to spot, from birds to insects, and the illustrations are wonderfully detailed

Irish Independent

The second you open the covers of this book you are brought along a whirlwind tour of all the major biomes in the world as well as various other habitats … The illustrations throughout this book are incredible and full of amazing detail. You immediately feel transported into each habitat as a result. For a book that isn’t very text heavy, you certainly learn a surprising amount of information on each habitat and the different species that live there. The story is beautifully written and I like how the author includes proper terminology along with definitions in brackets for the more uncommon words that some readers may require. In a classroom setting this is the type of book you could dip in and out of throughout the year depending on what topic you were covering in SESE. It is perfect for carpet time or as a whole class activity where each habitat can easily be displayed on your interactive whiteboard or panel and children can come up and circle each wild animal they find. Nature loving students and those with inquiring minds would love to curl up with this book and read in one sitting. It really is the type of book you’d pick up again and again. Every time you examine each habitat you discover even more to see and learn! I read this book with my 1st Year Special Class students and they loved it. They particularly enjoyed the ‘Did you know?’ section for each habitat. It led to further enquiry and exploring online! I think the author deals with a serious global issue in an engaging and child friendly way. The end sections on ‘Our Planet and Us’ and ‘Other Ways to Help’ are thought-provoking and a nice addition to the book. They certainly sparked wonderful conversations among my students … a fabulous asset to any classroom, library or home and is suitable for all ages. I found it extremely accessible for my students with special educational needs and really welcomed this feature. For that reason I’d give it a 10 out of 10 - By Niamh Brady, Special Class Teacher, Naas, Co. Kildare

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Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • Download Activity sheets: Billy Conker's Animal Alphabet

  • Download Activity sheets: Repairing the Ark activities: Facing Extinction

  • Download Activity sheets: Repairing the Ark activities: What can YOU do?

Also by Conor Busuttil:

The Children of Lir
Ulster Fairytales and Legends

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