Dr Jess French is a qualified veterinarian, and is the presenter for the children's TV series "Minibeast Adventure with Jess" on CBeebies. Having spent much of her childhood surrounded by nature, Jess has an intense passion for the local and global environment, and for protecting the world we live in. She has travelled extensively and led challenges to raise money for children's charities, as well as volunteering in conservation projects with endangered animals. Jess has published a number of children's books covering a wide variety of natural history topics. This is her first book with DK.