Billy Conker's Nature-Spotting Adventure

Lovers of the great outdoors rejoice - here is a picture book that truly celebrates all of the wonders of the ecosystems and environments of our world! Billy Conker is an adventurer keen to explore the natural world and protect all of the creatures he comes across. Both fact and story book, this interactive tale invites readers to join Billy as he traverses the world. Beginning in Billy’s own back garden, Billy sets off to visit oceans, deserts, mountains, rainforests and many other special places.

Each environment is brimming with intricate imagery, and with an interactive key at the bottom of each page, readers are invited to spot particular creatures that are hiding out within the illustrations. Conor Busuttil’s strength as an illustrator lies in his incredible attention to the minutiae of details, with each creature and location lovingly rendered. In an illustration style reminiscent of Chris Riddell, the colourful spreads encourage the reader to venture further from their comfort zone to explore the wonders nature has to offer.  

Filled with facts throughout, there is much to learn from this book including what animals are in danger of extinction. Practical and informative, Billy’s adventures conclude with a warning about human interaction with the environment, as well as some tips for how we can all help to protect the environment of the many creatures that call our world home.  

Thoughtful and thought provoking, this book will be enjoyed by young conservationists and animal lovers alike.  

About the Author/Illustrator
Conor Busuttil author photo
Conor Busuttil is a children’s picture book illustrator and passionate doodler. His most recent works include projects for the Blue Peter "Here be Dragons" competition, the exhibition and trail for Kew Gardens and working with Hampton Court Palace to bring their history to life for children. He was recently selected by The Eric Carle Museum as a rising star. Originally from a small rural village
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Publication Date
October 2022