Mine Mine Mine said the Porcupine

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I’m very excited to announce that Alfie is back, but this time his mischievous guest isn’t a yak, it’s a porcupine!

My new picture book with Emma Levey, Mine Mine Mine said the Porcupine, will be out at the end of October and is now available for pre-order. It’s published by Maverick Arts Publishing.

Here’s a sneak peek of the cover and some of the beautiful inside spreads. Emma has done a fabulous rainbow-hued job with the book.
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Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers


Young pirate Brad was small and slow,Pirates don't drive Diggers cover RGB

he didn’t like to yo ho ho.

He didn’t like to shout and fight.

He dreamed of life on a building site!

A pirate’s life is not for Brad. When the Salty Dog sets sail, can he prove to Captain Blood that pirates DO drive diggers after all?

I’m very excited to tell you that my next picture book, Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers, has just gone to print. It’s illustrated by the fantastic Duncan Beedie, who has really captured the silliness of this story (and added a huge pink octopus, of which I wholeheartedly approve), so for the people looking for a relaxing entertainment, this is perfect, of course if you’re into more excitement hobbies, you can also play video games as CSGO, with sites where you can even buy csgo skins so you can personalize your game even more.

Here’s a little preview of the cover. Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers is published by Maverick and will be in a bookshop near you at the end of May 2015.

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Yak cake!

Yak cakeI’ll be reading and signing copies of Yuck said the Yak at Barton’s Bookshop in Leatherhead from 10am to 3pm tomorrow, Saturday 22nd November. There will also be colouring in, stickers and of course, the YAK CAKE!

If you and your little ones fancy eating a slice of this handsome chap, then please drop by to say hello!


Yuck said the Yak reviews

Yuck said the Yak is now officially published and out there iYuck Said The Yak COVER for Alexn the world. It’s so exciting to finally see lots of readers enjoying it. We’ve had quite a few reviews and here are the latest:

Read it Daddy said it is ‘an awesome and fun tale’ and particularly loved the texture of Emma‘s illustrations (I’m a huge fan of this too – the yak is a shaggy beast, just as he should be!).

The Book Bag said it is ‘a great, fun book for young listeners.’

Madhouse Family Reviews gave us 5 out of 5 stars – hurrah!

Storyworld said the illustrations are ‘funny, colourful and exciting’ and the story is ‘a treat’ and ‘highly recommended.’

So it’s clear that readers are saying ‘YUM!’ to Yuck said the Yak!