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Jonnie Wild

Jonnie Wild

  • 5 stars across 4 books

Jonnie Wild 's interest in conservation was first stimulated by his own children's distress at learning about destruction of the rainforests. He set up the Yorkshire Rainforest project, which planted new forest trees in an Amazon area as big as Yorkshire, and now has similar projects all over the world. He pioneered many environmental projects in the tropics whilst leading his family business - the famous Betty's Tea Rooms and Yorkshire Tea and he now works with environmental scientists at the University of Leeds, supporting collaborative research and action in conserving forest habitats for the benefit of both animals and humans.



Brita Granstroem 's illustrations have won such top awards as the Smarties/Nestle Silver Award, and the English Association Picture Book Award (no less than five times) and she has been twice shortlisted for the ALMA (Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award). Her most recent book, with her husband Mick Manning, is Books, Books, Books! Brita's vivid memories of working as a volunteer for a flying doctor in Africa help to give authenticity as well as humour to her illustrations in The Mud Monster . Brita Granstroem lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

8th August 2019

The Yum Yum Tree

The Yum-Yum Tree reveals a truly sticky situation. Baby monkey has climbed up the high, spiky, sticky trunk and can't ... MoreThe Yum Yum Tree

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1st February 2018

The Carnivorous Crocodile

The jungle animals find that an extremely carnivorous crocodile has claimed their water hole for himself! Not even the... MoreThe Carnivorous Crocodile

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4th October 2018

The Mud Monster

All the African animals were afraid of the Mud Monster. They knew it was huge and they knew it was horrible. But none ... MoreThe Mud Monster

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3rd February 2022

The Fussy Flamingo

Baby Flamingo is a very fussy eater! "I don't like flingo weed," says Baby. "I'm going to find a family that... MoreThe Fussy Flamingo

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