Sid, a young seagull, is a nervous bird and terrified of heights – which is a big problem when you're learning to fly. Can he overcome his fear and become a fully grown seaside seagull?
Our first illustrated book for young children is a charming publication put together with great care and attention. Joan Lakin, a first-time writer, based the story on a true sequence of events that she witnessed happening on a neighbour's rooftop in Bridlington. Children (5+) will learn the value of overcoming adversity to discover your true self, and gain a new appreciation for this oft-maligned seaside resident (if adults would like to do the same, consult David Agnew's seagull-themed poetry collection
, also available from Valley Press).
The author is donating all her royalties from sales of Sid the Seagull
to the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
, so should you purchase a copy, you will be supporting an extremely good cause – as well as broadening awareness of the issues faced by young seagulls on route to the sky...