Welcome to Biggles Books!
Home of the resilience-boosting Australian picture book series
I’m Biggles, and ruff – I am such a lucky dog. I live in the most amazing place a Jack Russell Terrier could want to live: yeah, that’s right – an Australian Farm! I know mate, it’s tops. Every single day there’s work to do, games to play and exciting smells that make my nose sizzle. But my first job is to show you around this sunny patch of internet you’ve found. Good human, well done. Anyway, this is the place to find out all about my adventures on my Australian farm. Oh yeah, don’t mind Cat. She always looks a bit snarly; it’s just her way. Hey, hey, ruff! Watch that wobbly step as you come off the verandah, too. Good on ya.
Come on! Run this way!
Read the first book in a series all about yours truly! This book tells the tale of a busy day I spent helping Farmer Joe on the farm. Gee whiz, I really earned my dinner that day! But you know, working hard and helping out is about the funnest thing I know how to do. Yep – a Jack Russell can teach human pups a lot about contributing and never giving up – while they’re having fun with me. I’m multi-talented like that.
This is my second book, and it’s all about how I found my superpowers! You see, I was hanging out with my mates on the farm, and noticed how each of them had all these amazing strengths and abilities. And for some reason, it left me feeling a little bit blue, because I felt like there wasn’t really anything special about me. Aw, but don’t worry mate, I’ve got great friends, and they helped me to realise that there’s heaps special about me! Here’s a little secret, just between you and me… we’ve all got superpowers! Read along with me, and I bet you’ll find yours too!
So this is my last book in the series. In this tale I admit it – I’m a little doggo, and sometimes that makes it hard for me to help out with some of the jobs on the farm. And some of the other animals tease me when they see me struggle. But gosh darn it, that’s not going to make me give up! Join me on this adventure and see how I learn that believing in myself can help me overcome anything!
Meet everyone who helps tell my stories right here. From the author to the illustrator to the wonderful Australian charity organisations that my books support. We are so lucky to have such a fabulous community of people around us helping us do great things. You can read about the inspiration behind my stories, from the Author herself. Oh, and check out a photo of me in my element – baling hay on the farm!
As a clinical psychologist of 20+ years experience and a mother of 4 for most as long, I know how hard it can be to teach children the personal values and character traits we want them to aspire towards. There are loads of children’s books available to teach our children – in one of the easiest ways possible… storytelling – all about their different emotions. There are very few that so effectively capture and ‘teach’ our ids about the qualities they possess or could work towards. However, Vanessa has nailed this. Through her sweet stories about Biggles, she articulates qualities such as work ethic, self esteem and gratitude, hard work and helpfulness. A great starting point for parents and teachers, the Biggles Books will be a great addition to your library.
I have worked in Education and Care (0-6 yr olds), for over 20 years. I love books myself and am passionate about introducing great literature to children. ‘Biggles Goes to Work’ is a welcome addition to my bookshelf as it ticks all my ‘what I’m looking for’ boxes: – Easy to understand text (the rhyming is automatically appealing too!) – A determined, yet sweet dog as the main character – Beautiful, yet simple illustrations that support the text – A positive message for children about the reward of doing your best and working hard. I also appreciate the parent/teacher notes, shared for free, that support adults to use the book to its full potential. A great story. Can’t wait for the others in the series!