The Little Helpers: Hector Helps Clean Up the Park (Paperback)
Hector is a kind little hedgehog who likes playing with his friends in the park. When he sees the old park keeper has a problem he wants to help. But what can a hedgehog do for a human being?
Hector Helps Clean Up the Park is the first in a series of children’s picture books written in accordance with a number of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. With fantastic, colourful animal characters, the stories show children how helping each other and their environment can be lots of fun!
The books are suitable for use at home or in the classroom and include questions for discussion on the topics raised – a useful supplement for teachers.
PRAISE FOR THE LITTLE HELPERS
“A delightful series of books that are full of interesting facts about our precious wildlife and environment. Claire’s storytelling is both engaging and educational, giving the reader lots of practical ways how they can help wildlife. A must read for any young nature lover.” People's Trust for Endangered Species
“The tragedy unfolding for Australia’s wildlife is a global story. So it lightens our hearts and strengthens our resolve to see stories for young children that include wonderful and caring Kangaroos like Kati helping other animals, in this case, a very hungry Keli the Koala. We can learn a very great deal from wild animals and here are two great icons of Australian nature to teach us all.” Peter Hylands, President, Australian Wildlife Protection Council
“Truthful and inspiring, this story teaches young readers the importance of protecting the environment. Memorable characters, Kati the kangaroo and Keli the koala, remind us all to respect each other’s differences and that in the end, it is teamwork and kindness that will save the planet.” Emma Girvan, PR and Communications, The Australian Koala Foundation
“Bella is a beautiful book. I am pleased on behalf of the BBKA to support a book which will educate everyone about bees and how we can ALL help them increase pollination.” Anne Rowberry, Chair of The British Beekeepers Association
“Penny Helps Protect The Polar Ice Caps educates and inspires children to creatively combat the effects of climate change and protect penguins’ natural habitat. It raises awareness of an important issue through a fun, fictional story based on scientific facts, which is extremely engaging for children. APECS Bulgaria supports the educational value of the story in this book and and the other books in The Little Helpers series.” Iglika Trifonova, Chair of APECS Bulgaria
“The books [are] a fantastic way to make young people aware of subjects they would usually know very little about at their age, but in a fun and engaging manner.” Jason McCartney, MP for Colne Valley
“Claire's passion and enthusiasm for the world around us and how we act within is is infectious - her stories based around animals doing their bit to help the environment really engage children and provide a platform for them to explore some really big questions about our world and the impact of human behaviors in a way that is accessible, allowing children to understand how they can contribute to a cleaner safer Earth. Having Claire read her stories to our children has been a great privilege.” Debbie Kelly, Principal, Beaumont Park Academy
“We love Claire’s characters – her positive penguins and helpful hedgehogs – but more than that we love her story telling which shows how each and every one of us can do a little bit to help those around us and the environment on which we all depend. Just as all the parks in the David Bellamy scheme are doing!” Rufus Bellamy, Manager, David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme
”Paula Helps Prevent Air Pollution is a fun and accessible way of introducing the next generation to the pressing need for us to live in greater harmony with natural world.” Joe Eisen, Executive Director of the Rainforest Foundation UK
THE LITTLE HELPERS SERIES
Hector Helps Clean up the Park
Penny Helps Protect the Polar Ice Caps
Tyler Helps Find a New Home
Paula Helps Prevent Air Pollution
Kati Helps Avoid Hunger
Bella Helps Increase Pollination
Eddie Helps Locate Water
Pan Pan Helps Shelter From Acid Rain
Claire Culliford was born in Haverfordwest, Wales. For almost twenty years she was a teacher and translator. Her series of children's books, The Little Helpers, aims to raise awareness among children of global environmental and social issues and enjoyable, creative ways of resolving them. The first three books in the series have been translated into over 20 languages. Claire tours the world using the books to educate children whilst having lots of fun!