I’m Will (@willhdofficial), the 24-year-old author behind “The Shrew with the Flu”.
Since scribbling down this story in my third-year university accommodation, I’ve embarked on a mission to make it more enjoyable, accessible, and empowering for young people to engage with nature.
Two crowdfunding campaigns, three illustrators, hundreds of school visits, and a series of curriculum-based lesson plans later, and I am humbled by the thousands of people that have rallied behind this rhyming children's story - all about a greedy shrew that learns to respect and revive Mother Nature after gobbling up a forest.
Gaining the stamp of approval from my three youngest siblings (Max, Emily and Evie) was enough for me to want to share “The Shrew with the Flu” with the world. Imagine how I feel now!
So, to whomever ends up reading this, please remember: if a teeny tiny shrew can save a forest, we can do anything we put our minds to.
Stay safe. Stay smiley. Dream BIG!
Children's book author