Competition Time with Nicola Davies

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In 2018, Scottish Friendly is celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the Scottish Book Trust. From 1998-2018 the tour has taken over 100 authors and illustrators to meet 100,000 children across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. This May, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning author, zoologist and TV presenter Nicola Davies back on the road. Nicola first toured with the Children’s Book Tour in 2014 and visited schools in Argyll & Bute, and we will be returning to the west coast of Scotland visiting the Isle of Gigha, Islay, Easdale, Strontian and Uist as part of our really wild tour!

Competition Time

To celebrate Nicola’s tour, we are giving away a free copy her brilliant book A First Book of Animals, a spellbinding treasury of poems about the animal world, beautifully illustrated by Petr Horacek.

To be in with a chance of winning your own signed copy of A First Book of Animals, simply answer the question below:

What do Panda Bears like to eat?

  1. Bamboo
  2. Panda Liquorice
  3. Panda Pops

Closing date is Wednesday 9th May at 12pm. To enter please add your answer as a comment below along with your name, who you would like the book to be dedicated to and your email address. View full terms and conditions here.

About Nicola

Before becoming a children’s author Nicola worked as a Zoologist and her love of animals took her all over the world, searching for chameleons in Madagascar, turtles in the Seychelles, following walruses in the Arctic and studying geese in Scotland! Nicola shared her passion for wildlife with viewers as a presenter on The Really Wild Show. Nicola has been writing since 1997 and is now is an award-winning author of children’s fiction and non-fiction books. Her acclaimed titles include The First Book of Nature, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes and the Heroes of the Wild series.

On the Bookshelf

A First Book of Animals
A First Book of Nature was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, fireflies twinkling in the evening sky and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods – there are animals everywhere. A First Book of Animals takes you all over the planet to visit all kinds of different creatures. This book is a glorious celebration of life in the wild in all its variety and splendour, and belongs on every child’s bookshelf.
The Promise
Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old. With Laura Carlin’s delicate illustrations, Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony.








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