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Jess French

Jess French
Jess French.jpg
French in 2006
EducationNorwich School, University College London, University of Nottingham
OccupationTelevision presenter, veterinarian, author
Notable work
Minibeast Adventure with Jess
Websitewww.jessfrench.co.uk

Jess French is a British television personality, veterinarian and author. She is the presenter of a television programme called Minibeast Adventure with Jess which has aired on CBeebies.[1]

TV career

She has worked on a number of shows as a wildlife (in particular creepy-crawly) expert including, Live ā€˜nā€™ Deadly (CBBC), Deadly Mission Madagascar (CBBC), Springwatch (BBC) and Micro Monsters 3D (Sky).[2] Since April 2014 she has presented a series of twenty 9-minute episodes of Minibeast Adventure with Jess on the Cbeebies channel.[3][4][5]

Books

French has written a number of books.

  • Fluttering Minibeast Adventures (published Feb 2016)[6]
  • Tickly Minibeast Adventures (published Feb 2016)[6][7]
  • Born Free Chimp Rescue: The True Story of Chinoise (published May 2016)[8]
  • Slimy Minibeast Adventures (due March 2017)[6]
  • Buzzy Minibeast Adventures (due March 2017)[6]
  • Born Free Bear Rescue (published September 2017)[9]
  • Born Free Cheetah Rescue (published November 2017)[10]
  • Minibeasts with Jess French (due February 2018)[10]
  • Saving Species (October 2018)[10]

What a Waste (due April 2019)

Lost Species (due October 2019)

Awards

French won the Jane Goodall Global Youth Leadership award in 2010 for setting up a program to teach children about environmental issues.[2][11]

In 2015, French was named number 43 on BBC Wildlife magazine's Power List of conservation heroes.[12]

French's book 'Fluttering Minibeast Adventures' was nominated for the 2017 Educational Writers' Award[13]

Education

French has lived across the world, from Chile to Thailand. She grew up in Norfolk[14] and studied at Norwich School.[15] She gained a first class degree in zoology at University College London[2][4] where she was active in the volunteering department, winning awards for her work teaching children about conservation[16] and for setting up a sign language society.[17] She gained her degree in veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Nottingham.[3][5] Her specialism is with primates and she hopes to be a gorilla vet in the future.[18] She can speak fluent Spanish and can use British Sign Language.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Vet student makes CBEEBIES big time - The University of Nottingham". www.nottingham.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jess French". Bath Literary Agency. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Vet student makes CBEEBIES big time". University of Nottingham. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "ON Jess French presents a new show about creepy crawly pets on CBeebies". Norwich School. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b Falconer, Daniel (18 April 2014). "Jess French exclusive interview: Minibeast Adventure". Female First. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d Eyre, Charlotte (8 April 2015). "Egmont signs CBeebies presenter". The Book Seller. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Tickly Minibeast Adventures ā€“ Egmont". www.egmont.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  8. ^ "Jess French - Born Free Chimp Rescue - Hachette Children's Group". Hachette Children's Group. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  9. ^ Jess French - Born Free Bear Rescue - Hachette Children's Group.
  10. ^ a b c "Amazon.co.uk: Jess French: Books, Biography, Blogs, Audiobooks, Kindle". www.amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  11. ^ "Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards 2010". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  12. ^ Price, Jo (26 June 2015). "UK's top 50 conservation heroes". Discover Wildlife. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  13. ^ "ALCS | 2017 Educational Writers' Award: CODES & INVENTIONS & ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL". www.alcs.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  14. ^ "Nottingham student is new face of CBeebies". Nottingham Post. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Norwich School - ON Jess French presents a new show about creepy crawly pets on CBeebies". www.norwich-school.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-03.
  16. ^ "Student volunteers scoop award for school project". www.ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  17. ^ "UCLU Sign Language Society". UCLU. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  18. ^ "Jess French on BBC Breakfast". Vimeo. Kindle Entertainment. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.