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Saker’s latest assignment takes him to India to bring down the men who protect tigers. He’s being employed by a Chinese overlord who specialises in poaching for tiger farms and tiger organs for high priced medicines. But something happens to make Saker change sides and now he’s on the run from his predatory brothers. They’re hunting him down and they’re professionals. Thurlton Primary School celebrate World Book Day 2019. Photo: Thurlton Primary School (Image: Thurlton Primary School) In 2003, Steve moved to the BBC’s Natural History Unit, where he took his place on the long running children’s wildlife programme ‘The Really Wild Show’. The following three years were awash with wildlife highlights; sharing a beach with 75,000 nesting olive ridley turtles, having a baby mountain gorilla take him by the hand and having a red-eyed tree frog leap into his face.
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The ultimate handbook for raising wilder, happier, muddier, more resilient kids - whatever the weather and wherever you live. Saker and Sinter have worked together to save tigers, wolves and orangutans. Now, Saker wants to take down the biggest enemy of all – the Clan. The Clan are a group of boys, trained from birth to be thieves, fighters, and assassins. Saker once was one of them, until he met Sinter, and realised that the Clan was working for evil, rather than good.Elisha Coe, aged 8, from Scarning, as Mary Poppins on World Book Day 2019. Photo: Tammy Coe (Image: Tammy Coe) Cousins dressed as Alice and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland on World Book Day. Photo: Kirstie Daniels (Image: Kirstie Daniels)
Imogen, Noah and Lila, aged 9, 8 and 14 months, dressed as a Dementor and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and the baby from That’s Not My Baby. Photo: Charlotte Ashe (Image: Charlotte Ashe)
Dressed as the Hungry Little Caterpillar for World Book Day 2019. Photo: Carrie Parker (Image: Carrie Parker) Emilio, 10 years old, dressed as Monkey Magic from The Monkey King. Photo: Baz Bettski (Image: Baz Bettski) Staff and children at Old Catton Junior School celebrate World Book Day 2019. Photo: Old Catton Junior School (Image: Old Catton Junior School)
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Niamh Raines on World Book Day 2019. Harleston Primary School pupils have dressed vegetables as their favourite book character. Photo: Meryl Raines (Image: Meryl Raines) I really enjoy being on expeditions with dirt under my fingernails, doing things on the fly’: filming with sharks. Photograph: BBC/BBC Studios Jayden, 5 years old, dressed as the Gingerbread Man on World Book Day 2019. Photo: Coral Gibbs (Image: Coral Gibbs)James, aged 5, dressed as Tintin on World Book Day 2019. Photo: Louise Hewitt (Image: Louise Hewitt) All the hyperbole is true. You can take almost anyone and double their breath-hold in a day of training. You can get them 20m underwater in a couple of days,” he says. “It’s impossible to talk about it without sounding really woo, but it’s a transcendental experience, one that puts you very in touch with your own body, very aware of where you’re at.” An orca circled me, then flipped over to show her tummy. It was magic Mulbarton Primary School children celebrate World Book Day 2019. Photo: Mulbarton Primary School (Image: Mulbarton Primary School)