Shane Casey Nature's Hidden Adventures


Code 9780992749019

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The book contains three stories: The Tale of Two Hedgehogs, Senan’s Story, and The Life of Bombus Reilly. It also includes a short fact-file about hedgehogs, swifts, and bumblebees.

The Tale of Two Hedgehogs: Like all hedgehogs, Hazel and Roland are solitary animals, but each night when they have finished nosing through the undergrowth in search of their tea, they always make sure to meet up. However, as the Summer fades away to Autumn, Hazel and Roland both know they will have to find somewhere to hibernate. But where?

Senan’s Story: Swifts are born to fly, but whenever Senan looks over the edge of his nest and sees the hard ground below, he gets scared. And time is not on Senan’s side, as he will soon have to migrate along with all the other swifts. Can anyone help Senan to overcome his fears and take his first flight?

The Life of Bombus Reilly: Bombus is not like other bumblebees. She rarely appears to be very busy. In fact, she seems to spend most of her time talking to the flowers instead of gathering nectar! So what happens when all the other worker bees go to Queen Hannah to complain? Will anyone stand up for Bombus?

Suitable for Dyslexic Readers

About the Author

Author Shane Casey grew up on his family’s farm in Fanore, Co.Clare and it is here that the story is set, between Blackhead mountain and the Caher valley.

Shane is the author of four other children’s books about Irish wildlife, but says his inspiration was a bit different for this one - see‘

‘Being out on the Burren in the early hours of a spring morning, when there’s a full moon, to look after a cow calving is something that very few outside the farming community have experienced. Or the satisfaction that comes when opening the gate to let cattle into fresh grass. Or finding the first gentian of the year or hearing the first call of the cuckoo, and knowing the winter is behind you, and hoping for a good summer ahead.’

There is something else that makes the book stand out. The design and layout of the book makes it dyslexia-friendly. A combination of special dyslexia font, colour schemes, and layout to make it easier for children with dyslexia to read.

What makes the books dyslexia friendly:

We use five simple techniques in our books to make them more accessible for dyslexic readers. While they may not work in every case, we have received a very positive response from parents, teachers, and children with dyslexia.

We use a special font called OpenDyslexic font. This is currently free to download at
We avoid black text on a white background. Instead we use dark blue text on a cream background.
We use only single spacing after all punctuation marks.
We avoid beginning the first word of a new sentence on the previous line.
We avoid justifying the paragraph format.

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