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 Russel 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: The first book in a series of stories about Biggles – the little farm dog who uses grit and resilience to help his Farmer and get through his day. Yep – a Jack Russel can teach human pups a lot about never giving up – while they’re having fun with me. I’m multi-talented like that.
Even better, each book means a donation to Berry Street, who help kids be safe, hopeful and thriving.
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!