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The New Forest is very special - full of wonderful wildlife And so is this book.

Bill Oddie on "New Forest Friends & The Litterbugs".

This children's book is wonderfully illustrated by Simon Chadwick and written by Val Anne Lee who quite obviously has a way with words.

PVBonline interview with Val about "on the Banks of Hatchet Pond".

Helps to show the young and old alike the importance of disposing of your rubbish safely and responsibly.

Chris Packham on "New Forest Friends & The Litterbugs".

You will learn all about 'car trouble', so be sure to ask your friends' families to drive carefully in other animals' homes!

Chris Packham on "New Forest Friends & The Metal Monsters".

In this book you will see why it's best to love them from a distance - best for you and the ponies.

Chris Packham on "New Forest Friends & The Metal Monsters".

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Charley's Day on the Farm

By Farmer Bryan & Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 978-0-9542791-1-0

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Charley's Grandad lives on a farm, so when Charley comes to stay she gets the chance to be a farmer for a day. Follow Charley's experiences across twenty-four hours as she lends a hand with the animals great and small and learns about a farmer's life.

Children and adults alike will learn about what it's like to live and work on a farm as they join Charley in looking after the animals and carrying out the chores. There's lots to learn and discover down at the farm!

This children's novel is written by Farmer Bryan of Longdown Activity Farm with spot illustrations by Simon Chadwick that accompany facts and information that expand upon the story.

On the Banks of Hatchet Pond

By Val Anne Lee & Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Valsim Books

ISBN: 978-0-8572794-0-7

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Set in the New Forest, 'On the Banks of Hatchet Pond' features Podge, an ugly old frog with low self-esteem who comes to the rescue of the one he really envies...Dizzy, a beautiful little dragonfly. The story has a sound moral: "Everyone has something to be proud of."

New Forest Friends and the Litterbugs

By Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 978-0-9542791-0-7

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A New Forest tale of why dropping rubbish is bad, as seen from the animals' point of view. Follow the adventure as Beaulieu the Hedgehog and Exbury the Rabbit try to discover the cause of the litter and get their clean forest back.

As seen on BBC's Playdays as their story of the day, New Forest Friends & The Litterbugs has sold over 14,000 copies.

New Forest Friends and the Metal Monsters

By Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 978-0-9030151-2-7

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The New Forest's rich history has meant that much of the forest is without fencing, leaving ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs to roam freely, which means they're often found beside or on the roads. We share the forest with these animals and although we know that all roads are dangerous we don't always show it.

This is a story of road safety and common sense as seen from the viewpoint of the animals that live in the New Forest.

Top Gun Of The Sky

By Martin Bradley

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 9780954279127

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See the world from the Peregrine Falcon's point of view with The Top Gun Of The Sky. Written and illustrated by Martin Bradley this book was inspired by the Peregrine Falcons Martin sees while working at ExxonMobil's Fawley Refinery.

From Chris Packham's foreword: "This super book uses bold and brave graphics to illustrate a poem which describes the wonderful Peregrine and its world. It's both innovative and clever and provides a novel and exciting way for young people to learn more about this bird."

ExxonMobil has supported the publication of this book and a proportion of each sale will be donated to the Hawk Conservancy Trust.

Dusk Until Dawn

By Martin Bradley

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 9780954279134

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When the barn owl wakes and begins its hunt most of us are preparing to sleep. Just what does this beautiful bird get up to once the sun sets? Told in rhyme, with full page illustrations, follow the barn owl as it seeks out its prey through to dawn.

From Colin Shawyer's (of the Barn Owl Conservation Network) foreword:

"Martin has, without doubt, written and produced an outstanding book which now needs to find its way to our children's hearts, through their parents, grandparents and schools. Please give Martin your support to achieve this."

Written and illustrated by Martin Bradley, author of the popular Peregrine Falcon book Top Gun Of The Sky. Martin has a keen interest in birds with a particular passion for birds of prey. Through his books he hopes to share that passion and educate a new generation about these wonderful birds.

Podge Goes Splodge At Hatchet Pond

By Val Anne Lee & Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Valsim Books

ISBN: 9780957279414

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Return to Hatchet Pond with Podge and Dizzy in this sequel to the popular New Forest tale, On The Banks Of Hatchet Pond.

With another delightful story told in wonderful rhyme by Val Anne Lee, and with more of Simon Chadwick's engaging and colourful illustrations, this is a story about the consequences of showing off as Podge finds himself in difficulties upon the water.

Ideal for pre-school and primary-aged children, there are great illustrations to lose yourself in and a splendid rhyming story to share, especially when read out loud.

Quincey Quokka's Quest

By Dr Steven Howard & Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 9780954279141

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Follow Quincey Quokka’s Quest to make his way back home to his Mum and Dad.

Along the way he must cross many habitats and encounter many creatures, but not all of them want to help Quincey. But you can.

Through this book children help Quincey through a series of activities that require them to remember, control their actions and exert control over their thinking. In doing so, children gain valuable experience in support of their cognitive development.

The book has been designed to help develop children’s abilities to control their thoughts and behaviours – abilities that have been implicated in school readiness, academic success, impulse control, social competence, peer acceptance and proficiency in learning more generally. “Put simply, the ability to self-regulate in early childhood sets the stage for a wide range of abilities and achievements in later life,” Dr Howard said.

New Forest Friends And The Pony Pests

By Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 9780954279158

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This is the third New Forest Friends story, and like all the books it aims to tell a story of how something that we do has an impact on the creatures of the forest. In this case it's all about the ponies, and how we often forget that they live like wild animals and can't be approached like a horse you'd see in someone's field.

So discover a little more about New Forest ponies as Brockenhurst the Badger explains to Beaulieu the Hedgehog about feeding, shading and treating the ponies right.

From Chris Packham's foreword: "New Forest ponies...are not wild animals, they are domestic animals like cows, sheep and pigs, but they are not tame either. In this book you will see why it's best to love them from a distance – best for you and the ponies."

Samuel The Donkey

By Farmer Bryan & Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 9780954279165

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Longdown Activity Farm is home to many different kinds of animals where families can get up close and, often, hands-on. On of the more noticeable creatures at the farm is Samuel, a donkey who likes to let people know that he's there through his loud HEE-HAW!. When Longdown Activity Farm are asked to put on an animal encounter tent at the New Forest Show, Farmer Bryan has to decide whether or not to take Samuel along, and his decision to include him has an impact on all the animals and people around him. Discover for yourself just why Samuel the Donkey is the noisiest animal on the farm! Written by Longdown Activity Farm's Farmer Bryan (Bryan Pass) and colourfully illustrated by Simon Chadwick, this book is ideal for sharing with pre-school or primary-aged children who love farm animals.

Fudge The Jersey Cow

By Farmer Bryan & Simon Chadwick

Publisher: Ceratopia Books

ISBN: 9780954279172

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Fudge the Jersey Cow tells the story of a year in the life of another of Longdown Activity Farm's animals. Told by Farmer Bryan (Bryan Pass) children and adults get to experience some of the more unusual sides of farm life, as well as some of the more heart-warming ones, such as the birth of Fudge's calf, Toffee. With beautiful full page illustrations by Simon Chadwick this is a book full of warmth and humour, and where you'll learn a thing or two too, regardless of your age.