Brenda's Beaver Needs a Barber: Reach Around Books--Season One, Book Five
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Beautifully written, passionate, blunt, uncompromising and very, very funny; not many books make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches.
Whilst the kids might see the story as the perfectly innocent adventure of a cheeky beaver in need of a trim, the grown ups will be trying their hardest to keep their laughs under control! She is Field Operations Manager for the Scottish Beaver Trial and is currently undertaking her PhD in beaver health and welfare.In our age of massive wildlife depletion, British lovers of nature have long been crying out for major change. It's part of a series of 'Reach Around Books' which are riddled with double entendres, meaning you can read to your children without being bored out of your mind. Children shouldn't be taught to feel bad about their bodies, and judge people by their choices and preferences.
Except, you could read it to a toddler or maiden aunt and they would hear and see an utterly innocuous story about a shaggy pet, taken for a trim. Through informative chapters ranging from the psychological and environment to the inclusion of the beaver in myth, legend, art and literature, The Beaver Book is an ideal guide to its subject for all nature lovers, beautifully illustrated throughout with photography and artwork. I wouldn't go as far as to say this was a good book but I came across it on a group I'm a member of on Facebook, on a day when I really just needed a good laugh and this did not disappoint. From depictions of beavers in the fables of Aesop and Native American mythology to contemporary environmental politics, Rachel Poliquin investigates the facts and fictions of beaver chain gangs, beaver-flavoured ice cream and South America’s ever-growing beaver population.The UK is amongst the world’s most wildlife depleted countries, in spite of the fact that we have over three million nature-loving voices. Our son loves this book, at the same time us adults can laugh and have a great time reading it to him. Bringing Back the Beaver … is a rich and, frankly, fucking funny insight into the human attitudes, systems and bureaucracy that have impeded faster progress to reintroducing this keystone species back into the British landscape.
Pages to support the Challenge Awards and some of the Activity Badges, particularly those worked towards at home.After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen was one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime-genre formula, and his poignant, dark and hilarious The Man Who Died became an international bestseller, shortlisting for the Petrona and Last Laugh Awards.
Derek Gow is a man after my own heart, with no interest in diplomacy, but with single-minded determination and a clear vision: to bring beavers back, and to bring nature back, to Britain. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.Rachel Poliquin’s Beaver explores the fascinating history of this small, often-overlooked, yet important animal and examines why the beaver has been hunted throughout the years, as well as looks at the unique way in which beavers form their societies. It’s not just about beavers – it’s about humans too, and how, when we really set our minds to it, we can make a difference. I saw this book shared in a series of Facebook posts and my boyfriend and I laughed our heads off reading it together. In 2011, Tuomainen’s third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for Best Finnish Crime Novel and was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award.