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I can't think of better books for young children. They have fantastic pics, they rhyme so nicely, and most of all, they inspire children to explore the wonders that are right outside their window, The books are great for my youngest to learn, and her sis loves to read them to her.

My 2 1/2 year old daughter has requested your book nearly every single day since we received it. Yesterday morning a bird flew into our garden and without any prompting from us she shouted out "look, pigeon" and she was right!

My copies arrived today, really lovely. Bought for our grandson in Australia


We love, love, love your book 'Birds at the bottom of the garden! Thank you Carl! What a delight! We have rushed out and bought a bird house, feeder and bird food! Love the parent tips at the back and note for Mummies and Daddies! My daughter.. ..age 4.. ..she loves the story!

These books are lovely. Such a great way to encourage children to read and care about local wildlife.

Just ordered these lovely books for my grandsons and the little magnifying glass for the older one

Received my pack of books. Quick delivery, well packaged, lovely illustrations. The boys will love them. Over the moon with them. Great quality, can't wait to read them to my Great Grandsons. 📒📚📕💙💙 Thank you British Wildlife Tales 👍🤗


Bought the full set for my grandson, Isaac’s 7th birthday. He’s an avid reader and loves nature - they were very well received 👍🏻❤️🥰


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A little something about British Wildlife Tales

British Wildlife Tales were created by Carl Mynott in his little suburban garden. 

Carl had a dream to inspire his little ones to take an interest in the wild birds that lived near his house so that they could enjoy the richness of that the natural world had to offer.  He wanted to teach them how to recognise the birds that visited their garden, so he imagined a set of very simple, childish drawings, caricatures of British birds that would highlight the basic features of the most frequent visitors to the little fruit trees at the bottom of their garden, down by the shed. 

The book was a huge success with Hope and Ashley, and they quickly learned how to identify the birds they had met in their daddy's little book. 

Carl went on to take the children on a journey down the country lanes near their home and featured 10 more birds in The Birds Down the Lane.  Birds which could be found on the fringes of his market town in Suffolk, and  happily, throughout the British Isles and much of Northern Europe. 

Branching out from birds to some of the mammals, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates that share the world with us, Carl embarked on a third and fourth title with What's that in the Wood Pile? and What's that Coming Over the Hill? 

His books are now inspiring thousands of children around the country to take an active interest in wildlife and to care for the natural world.  

Aimed squarely at pre-school to primary school aged children from around 2 years old to 7 years, British Wildlife Tales offer a bright splash of simple, natural joy which is ideal for gifts to children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and little ones throughout the world on special occasions or just as a treat. 

The books can be bought individually, and as a full set of four, which is the most popular option by a very long way. 

Thanks for taking the time to browse the BWT website, if you have any questions, please get in touch via messenger or via the contact form on this website. 

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