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A children's book that is both fun and educational is due for its launch this month.

Andrew Bickerton is a retired head of English, previously teaching at St Clements High and his third composition Wilfred The Worm Who Would Not Wriggle was inspired from watching an episode of Springwatch.

His first book Leaf and his second Bumble are both influenced by his love of nature and his third is illustrated by Sally Bishop.

Andrew Bickerton from Great Massingham has penned his third children's book. (52818133)
Andrew Bickerton from Great Massingham has penned his third children's book. (52818133)

Living in Great Massingham, Mr Bickerton will be visiting the local primary school to read parts of the book to the school children on Wednesday, November 10 at1pm

He said: "I am devoted to wildlife which my books reflect. I learnt from Springwatch that worms are crucial to everything, plants, wildlife and ourselves. They are amazingly important and this is a simple story to entertain and educate.

Wilfred the worm who would not wriggle is a tale that is entertaining and educational. (52818138)
Wilfred the worm who would not wriggle is a tale that is entertaining and educational. (52818138)

"Being a retired teacher I know how important education is and the importance of nature."

The plot gives a worm’s eye view of our planet and tells the story of a worm who is so frightened by all the dangers he faces that he stops wriggling.

But, when he learns about the important role worms play in the world, he becomes a happy and proud wriggling worm again.

Mr Bickerton said: "Although it is a simple, light-hearted story for children it teaches them about how important worms are for us, for wildlife and the environment."

Copies are available from Amazon and other sites.



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