Bobby – the Littlest War Hero
This is a large paperback book written by Glyn Harper and illustrated by Jenny Cooper, who together are the award-winning creators of bestselling picture books about the First World War. These included Le Quesnoy, Jim’s Letters, Roly the Anzac Donkey and Gladys goes to War.
This is the story of Booby – the littlest hero in a very big war.
Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man’s-land. Jack’s job is to dig, while Bobby’s job is to warn the men to get out quickly when there’s dangerous gas. Bobby’s warnings save the tunnellers’ lives again and again.
But Jack worries that it’s a hard life for a little bird. Will Bobby ever be free to fly again?