My book review of 'The Blue Tit Travels Africa' by Astra Taylor-Todd
The Blue Tit Travels Africa
This is the first in what is hoped to be a collection of seven books, each showing the inquisitive, adventurous and familiar tiny bird exploring one of the seven continents. It was devised by the author-illustrator who is a keen adventurer herself, though she is based in Suffolk.
The story is simple but charming and amusing, and as this tiny bird meets many wild, large and strange-looking animals, he realises that different doesn't need to mean scary.
The most striking elements of this modest book, though, are the illustrations. They are extraordinary. Astra was nominated for the David Shepherd wildlife painting award this year... and she is self-taught.
This is such an unusual book, written and illustrated by Astra Taylor-Todd. It's aimed at the very young, but the pictures will appeal to all!
A percentage of profits from each book will be donated to Explorers Against Extinction.
Read my interview with Astra Taylor-Todd here.