The four foxes run to the farm and with Tilly, Farmer Martin’s dog, try to persuade him to follow them – an illustration from Busy Bee and the Silent Spring

In Busy Bee and the Silent Spring all the creatures of Old Oak Meadow are feeling unwell. They decide to try and enlist the help of a very friendly farmer who farms next door to Old Oak Meadow but how are they going to do that?

The four foxes run and find Tilly. They explain what’s happening and the five of them howl together to persuade him to follow them. This story is written for the 8-12 year old reader but a number of adults have also enjoyed reading it.

Some teachers thought that there is enough in the story to form the basis for a whole curriculum of outdoor and nature learning and all wrapped up in a story, children will love. The thing they liked best is the multitude of topics covered, all which are such important starting points for vital conversations with young people. The book has also been well received with the Scottish Beekeepers Association putting a copy of it along with the first book, Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow, in their Edinburgh library.

The story is available as an ebook or in printed form globally on different Amazon websites and here are a couple of links https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Silent-Spring-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B088JFN1ZV/ and https://www.amazon.com/Busy-Silent-Spring-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B088JFN1ZV/.

There are also T-shirts available for children of Alice Wright’s wonderful cover artwork with or without the story title, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/silent-spring-cover-no-logo-no-titles-v1/.

Our links

See more of Alice Wrights’ wonderful art, https://www.hireanillustrator.com/i/portfolio/alice-wright/ or Instagram @alicewrightillustration or Facebook @alicewrightillustrates.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Author: paulpaddington

Author of books for children. Eight published so far and working on several others.

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