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Tales of Marrduck-bookcover

By: Heather Bourne

Tales of Marrduck

Pages: 22 Ratings: 5.0
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Welcome to Marrduck, an ordinary-looking garden pond where magic happens. Find out who and what live in and around the pond and the fantastic adventures they have. Travel through their journey with them and discover fabulous interesting facts about things that live above and below the water.

Who is Taddy and what does he do? What do the children do to help the wee beasties and the environment? As you travel on the journey with the children, you will learn fascinating aspects of pond life and the role of each wee beastie.

Tales of Marrduck will inspire children’s imagination and creativity as they read the story and colour in the lovely illustrations. It provides opportunities for initiating conversation around conservation issues both at home and at school.

What can you do to help Taddy and his friends on their quest to save the local environment?

Oh, and which way does your watch go?

Heather was born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, where she worked as a psychiatric nurse until she moved to South West Scotland in 2003. She now lives on a remote smallholding with her five dogs and various other animals and poultry. The idea for this book came from her interest in studying the insects in her garden pond and surrounding wildlife, combined with wanting to help the younger generation learn about the harm that plastic can do and how they can help look after the beautiful planet they live on.

Customer Reviews
4 reviews
4 reviews
  • Amazing

    Lucky enough to see draft. Amazing book! It's an adventure that will truly engage your children, well written an beautifully illustrated! My grandson loved coloring in and now looks in streams and ponds for the wee beasties! Truly fun and educational book.

  • Pamela Wright

    Absolutely fantastic fantasy story. Helping children to understand about pond life and
    what the little beasties do and how to keep them safe.
    Also lovely pictures to colour in and let childrens imagination run riot
    Would recommend to anyone with children

  • Absolutely stunning!

    Read this to the kids and they kept wanting more. As they coloured in the pages they kept asking about the creatures, Taddy tadpole etc and it became a real fun discussion topic that they could relate to! They've entered the colouring competition (we found it on Facebook) and can't wait to see if they have won. This is superb value, educational, fun and a great story.

  • Nanny Sue

    'Tales of Marrduck' by Heather Bourne is a lovely enchanting story where the main characters go on an exploration of a garden pond called 'Marrduck'.
    The story is fast-paced and exciting and encourages children to discover interesting facts about pond life.
    It encourages children to think about conservation and how to care for the local environment and the consequences of the impact of plastic on the environment.
    A great introduction to the need to care for our local environment delivered in a fun and interactive way.

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