Nicola Davies is an award-winning author of over fifty books. Nicola’s books have been published in more than ten different languages and have won major awards in the UK, US, France, Italy and Germany. 'Last – The Story of a White Rhino’ is a deeply moving picture book about wildlife conservation and is Nicola’s illustrative debut.
Nicola has been fascinated by animals since she was a young girl and originally trained as a zoologist, studying animals in the field for many years. You may also recognise her as one of the original presenters of the BBC’s ‘The Really Wild Show’. She lives in Powys, Wales.
EXCLUSIVE BOOK READING BY NICOLA DAVIES
We were thrilled to be joined by Nicola for an exclusive reading of 'Last' on World Rhino Day. The Reading will be broadcast live on Helping Rhinos YouTube Channel and social media pages, bit don't worry if you missed it, you can 'WATCH AGAIN' by clicking the button below.
About the book:
‘Last’ tells the story of one rhino, who is captured by poachers and put in a city zoo. He misses his home in the wild and his mother and fears he may be the very last of his kind. But little does he know that hope is not lost, someone is coming to help him, to free him and reunite him with his kind.
Inspired by the true story of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, who died of natural causes in March 2018, ‘Last’ imagines how any of us would feel if we believed we were the last of our kind. Beautifully illustrated and emotively told it is a touching and thought-provoking children’s book that will impact people of all ages.
The cleverly crafted illustrations tell the reader so much about the impact of being the last animal in a species, of how it would feel, and what the world does or does not do to support endangered species.
The book is available to buy here and will make a fabulous gift. Make sure you order your copy TODAY. Sales of ‘Last' supports the work of Helping Rhinos and the ongoing fight to ensure that no other rhino species is the last of their kind.
Exclusive Limited Edition Prints from 'Last' Available to Buy
Nicola has also donated four very special limited edition prints of scenes from the book. Funds raised from the sale of these prints will go directly to Helping Rhinos to help to continue our work protecting rhinos in their natural habitat and creating rhino strongholds. The visual representation of the little rhino’s memories of his home and his eventual return to the wild are beautifully presented and would take of pride of place in any animal lover’s home.
Each of the four illustrative prints are limited editions of just 15 prints each so do HURRY to obtain your favourites. They will be sold in numerical order as orders are received. Details including size and price can be found below or by clicking the button.
RHINO CALVEs AND FLAMINGOS - £150
This print is a colourful scene where the little rhino is remembering when he used to frolic with rhino friends amongst the vibrant pink flamingos in the water near his old home.
Dimension: 23.5 x 37 cm
RHINO CALF AND POPPIES - £170
This print is a poignant and peaceful scene amongst the long green grass and yellow poppies, where the little rhino is remembering being with his Mama.
Dimension: 28.2 x 28.7 cm
RHINOS AND TREES - £200
In this print, our little rhino has been rescued from the zoo and returned to the wild. He is happy to be back in the beautiful African bush with the colourful birds in the large leafed tree. And he is even more excited to discover another rhino just like him.
Dimension: 28.7 x 54 cm
RHINO COUPLE - £200
This print is a poignant final moment when the little rhino meets the other rhino and although she is not his Mama, he is happy to discover he is not the last of his kind.
Dimension: 28.7 x 54 cm