This page includes genuine feedback and testimonials from those that have received their copies of The Birds at the Bottom of the Garden. 

"I can't think of better books for young children. They have fantastic pics, they rhyme so nicely, and most of all, they inspire children to explore the wonders that are right outside their window, The books are great for my youngest to learn, and her sis loves to read them to her."

"Thank you so much for our book it has taught us all a lot about the little birds in our garden. Here is a pic of India enjoying your book this morning with her daddy!!"

"My 2 1/2 year old daughter has requested your book nearly every single day since we received it. Yesterday morning a bird flew into our garden and without any prompting from us she shouted out "look, pigeon" and she was right!"

"Just read our copy of this great book, it's brilliant, it encourages my bird nerdiness!"

"The book is wonderful, she really enjoyed it, thank you"

"Got mine this morning, it's lovely.  Thank you"

"We received the book!  It's lovely, we've read it for two nights running now! He loves the pictures.  I've recommended it to my 'mum' friends"

"Two books received today, they look amazing and loving the bookmarks"

"Love the info for parents, how to spot birds etc at the back of the book."

"I received my pre-ordered copy of this lovely book today and am so pleased with it!  The illustrations are beautiful and the writing pulls children in immediately.  Highly recommended."

"My daughter enjoyed looking at her copy this afternoon!"

"Any of my friends with kids or planning to should get this book it's fantastic"

"If you haven't seen this book and you have a little wildlife lover amongst you, then you really should take a look at The Birds at the Bottom of the Garden.  It's a beautifully written and illustrated book and has gone straight to number one in my little girl's collection."

"My daughter loves the book and demanded we fed the birds yesterday afternoon"

"Have got mine, thank you very much it is lovely!"

"Thank you for delivering our copy, it's exceeded my expectations, fantastic"

"The fact that your book is all in rhyme will enthral her for hours.  It is a lovely book."

"We're about to be parents for the first time and really looking forward to storytime with your book. Its really great, I can tell its a labour of love.  Are there still copies, I'd like to order one for my sister?"

"really lovely book Carl. Beautifully presented. The boy really enjoyed reading it tonight"

"Lovely debut Children's book by Carl... ...highly recommended by my young offspring"

"Proud owner of a first edition! It's fantastic"

"amazing Carl - I can't wait til he owns the full set and my first editions are worth a fortune ;)"

"the book is fab I can't wait to share it"

"woohoo!!!! ...can't wait to read to my niece! thanks"

"My 3 yr old loves this book"

"She took her book to school today, her teacher read it to her classmates. They all loved the story of The Birds at the Bottom of the Garden"

"We love, love, love your book 'Birds at the bottom of the garden! Thank you Carl! What a delight! We have rushed out and bought a bird house, feeder and bird food! Love the parent tips at the back and note for Mummies and Daddies! My daughter.. ..age 4.. ..she loves the story! Thank you and Best Wishes! Xx"


  1. My 2 year old daughter is loving the book and we have read it so many times over the past week. It is great as it is identifying the different birds for her and raising her awareness that not all birds are the same. She loves looking at the pictures and talking about them. She took it into nursery for World Book Day. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

    1. Hey Karen,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. This is exactly what I had hoped for!


  2. Having received my copy I can say that this is a truly charming, engaging and educational little book. A wonderful way of introducing 2 - 6 year olds to the delights of nature. Well done indeed Carl ...... I eagerly await the rest of the series.

    1. Impossible not to be humbled every time I get a testimonial about my book. Impossible.