Shane Casey Nature's Secret Adventures


Code 9780992749002

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The book contains three stories:

The Amazing Tale of Sheridan, Orla’s Big Day, and The Fairy’s Foxtrot. It also includes a short fact-file about pygmy shrews, otters, and mayflies.

The Amazing Tale of Sheridan: Sheridan is an ordinary little pygmy shrew, living in an ordinary little garden, and minding his own business. Then one day, danger arrives in the form of a big tom cat called Terry. Find out what happens when Terry threatens Cheryl, the pygmy shrew of Sheridan’s dreams!

Orla’s Big Day: It’s Orla’s first day at school and she’s very nervous. However, Orla’s nerves quickly disappear when she meets the other little creatures in her class. There’s Milly, the little duckling, Simon, the young salmon, and a dozen tiny tadpoles, who all have very big dreams. Find out what they would like to be when they grow up!

The Fairy’s Foxtrot: Discover the oldest legend in the world. It’s about two little mayflies called Mervin and Maria, who live at the bottom of a river bed. Then one day, they get an uncontrollable urge to swim to the surface, where they discover a whole new world. But in the confusion, they become separated. Will they find each other again at the Fairy’s Foxtrot?

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

‘Sarah’s farmer plays a secondary character in the story,’ says Shane, ‘but we find out in the end that his role is the most important for safeguarding the Burren as we know it. His way of life is shared by farmers across the Burren, including my own family. And there are parts of the story that many farmers will relate to, that maybe others have never experienced, such as the sweet smell when you open up a good bale of hay.’

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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