James Garner has written and illustrated an enthralling story based on the adventures of Bob and a whole range of animals, birds, flowers, trees, vegetables and the exciting creepy crawlies. The thought provoking text and marvellous illustrations capture the thoughts and imaginations of both the listeners and the story teller. Listeners become engrossed as the text brings to life the wonders of the countryside and the seasons of the year. The reader's knowledge and understanding of a vast range of facts are expertly supported in the -˜where are they hiding' section which makes for active participation and enhances discussion.
This is a truly outstanding contribution to promote children's knowledge of natural science and the countryside. Above all it creates an enthusiasm and excellent visual support for reading, discussion and practical activities to extend knowledge and understanding of nature.