The bees are searching – an illustration from Busy Bee and the Silent Spring

In Busy Bee and the Silent Spring, named after Rachel Carson’s ground breaking book, the bees of Old Oak Meadow have to try to find the source of the illness that is affecting all the creatures living there. This is the scene where Bea and four other bees go in search of what that source is. The 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. It’s available 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’s also two T-shirts available for children of Alice Wright’s wonderful cover artwork one with the book title and one without, 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/.

The bee stretcher – help is at hand, an illustration from Busy Bee and the Silent Spring

Four bees carry an unwell bee back to the hive. In Busy Bee and the Silent Spring, named after Rachel Carson’s ground breaking book, the bees of Old Oak Meadow have to try to find the source of the illness that is affecting all the creatures living there.

Some teachers who have reviewed the story thought that there is enough in it to form the basis for a whole curriculum of outdoor and nature learning and all wrapped up in a story that 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. It’s available 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’s also two 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/.

A dizzy Bee – an illustration from Busy Bee and the Silent Spring

In this illustration from Busy Bee and the Silent Spring one of the bees starts to feel very dizzy. The story is all about Bea and her friends who live in Old Oak Meadow trying to discover why all the inhabitants of the meadow are feeling unwell. This leads them to a bad farmer who is using banned pesticides. The story is written for the 8-12 year old reader and features a very special bee call Bea and many other creatures. The title is taken from the amazing Rachel Carson’s book and her fight against the agrochemical industry, the title of which is Silent Spring. I named the book in her honour.

It’s available 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’s also a T-shirt available for children of the cover artwork with or without the book title, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/busy-bee-and-the-silent-spring-with-book-title-v1b-c/.

Silent Spring cover with book title kids organic cotton T-shirt

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.

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

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

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

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

Where’s Basil? – He’s just cycled to Stony Stratford – Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

A cycle ride to the pretty town of Stony Stratford.

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.

The story contains illustrations throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. One of them can be seen below.

The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.

Basil buys fish and chips

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger quantities of cards available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards
4 different birthday cards

Our links

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

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/.

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

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

The surgery of Doctor Bee – an illustration from Busy Bee and the Silent Spring

This is an illustration from Busy Bee and the Silent Spring. Here, Dr Bee is seen attending to various creatures from the meadow that have started to feel unwell. It’s written for the 8-12 year old reader and features a very special bee call Bea who along with the other bees and the rest of the creatures living in Old Oak Meadow have to stop a farmer using banned pesticides. I remember Rachel Carson’s amazing book and fight against the agrochemical industry the title of which is Silent Spring. I named the book in her honour.

The book has 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. It’s available 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’s also a T-shirt available for children of the cover artwork with or without the book title, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/busy-bee-and-the-silent-spring-with-book-title-v1b-c/.

Silent Spring cover with book title kids organic cotton T-shirt

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.

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

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

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

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

Where’s Basil? – sitting in the model of a Roman amphitheatre, La Rambla, Barcelona – Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

A quick break for Basil during his walk down La Rambla in Barcelona.

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.

The story contains illustrations throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. One of them can be seen below.

The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.

Basil climbs to rescue girl

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger quantities of cards available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards
4 different birthday cards

Our links

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

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/.

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

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

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow – about the first Busy Bee book

In Endangered Meadow the bees of Old Oak Meadow have to unite the meadow’s inhabitants to stop some developers building houses all over it. The UK has lost 97% of its meadows since the middle of the 20th century and the madness of the planning system means that councils want to build more little boxes where the only way to get anywhere is through owning a car. An unsustainable model of growth whether those cars are fossil fuel powered or are electric powered. So one clever bee, Beatrice, Bea to her friends, the hardest working bee in the hive, comes up with an ingenious idea of how to save the meadow. Can the bees and the other creatures of Old Oak Meadow save their home?

We need bees for our own selfish survival and through my books I try to show to the younger generation how important they are. The book is available globally via Amazon and two of the links are given below. It’s available in two print versions, a 9″x5″ paperback and A4 format with the large illustrations repeated at the back and also as an ebook. This is one of Alice Wright’s wonderful illustrations.

The meadow

These are the .co.uk links, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/198320384X/, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B08BW5Y3CS/, and these are the .com links, https://www.amazon.com/Busy-Bee-Endangered-Meadow-Easy-ebook/dp/B086SBMG3Y/, https://www.amazon.com/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B08BW5Y3CS/.

A pdf of the story is available from www.junagarhmedia.co.uk

There are T-shirts available of the cover artwork with or without the story title from our Teemill site for children.

Endangered Meadow artwork with book title T-shirt

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.

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

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

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

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

Endangered Meadow book cover with title – organic cotton T-shirt for children

This is the cover artwork to my book Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow printed onto a T-shirt but with no Scientist and Philosopher logo and just for children. It’s a brilliant illustration by Alice Wright.

We use the Teemill printing platform and therefore this is an organic cotton low environmental impact T-shirt from our Teemill shop, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/busy-bee-and-the-endangered-meadow-book-artwork-with-title/. There are a number of other designs available on different themes.

The Story

Bea Bee is the most resourceful, hardest working and happiest bee living in a hive located in a beautiful meadow. One day she notices a new sign on the gate and goes back to the hive to get wise old bee to come to the gate with her and read the notice as she doesn’t understand all the words. The news is bad; the sign is for a planning application to build houses all over the meadow. Bea has an idea to disguise herself as a rare or endangered species in order to protect the home of all the creatures that live in it. Can Bea’s plan and her friends from the meadow find a way to save it from being built on? The story is available in printed and ebook form from Amazon.

Our links

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/.

The battle for the meadow – an illustration from Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow

The developers arrive with their heavy machines and security guards. Can the creatures of the meadow and the volunteers from Friends of the Trees successfully defeat them?

The story is about how one clever bee comes up with a plan to save Old Oak Meadow from some dubious property developers with the help of all the other creatures living in it.

The book is available as an ebook or in two printed forms, a 9″x6″ paperback sized book or as an A4 large easy read version. This link is for the Amazon.co.uk site A4 version, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/198320384X/, and this is for the smaller paperback, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B08BW5Y3CS/. The story is available globally from all Amazon sites and this is the link for A4 version on .com, https://www.amazon.com/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/198320384X/ and this is for the paperback on .com, https://www.amazon.com/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B08BW5Y3CS/. There’s also a pdf version available from Junagarh Media.

There’s a T-shirt for children of Alice Wright’s wonderful book cover with or without the story title available from our Teemill site. These are printed on organic cotton and so, are we hope, the lightest of load possible on the environment. You will find out on Teemill’s website the story of this cotton. It does make the items for sale more expensive than less environmentally friendly clothing. This is the link to the T-shirt, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/endangered-meadow-cover-no-logo-no-title/ and with title, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/busy-bee-and-the-endangered-meadow-book-artwork-with-title/.

Endangered Meadow artwork with book title T-shirt

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/.

Where’s Basil? – relaxing in his hotel room, Seoul, Korea – Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

Basil’s hotel room was high up in a modern hotel. He had great views of the city.

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.

The story contains illustrations throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. One of them can be seen below.

The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.

Basil sneaks out of the zoo in his disguise

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger quantities of cards are available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards
4 different birthday cards

Our links

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

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/.

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

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