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I am a Freelance Writer and Children’s Picture Book Author, based in the UK. My first two children’s picture books are part of the ‘Time to Care’ series, listed below.

OUT NOW – Nanook and the Melting Arctic

“We live in a world that’s closely connected,

When you do bad things, we’re all affected.”

Nanook is a caring polar bear who lives in the Arctic. But when his igloo starts melting, Nanook must find a way to save his friends and his home. He knows that the people who can help are also those who’ve caused the problem and he must find a way to convince leaders to act on the climate crisis! More information is available here.

PURCHASE NANOOK AND THE MELTING ARCTIC (UK) HERE.

PURCHASE NANOOK AND THE MELTING ARCTIC (USA) HERE.

Reviews of Nanook and the Melting Arctic

“This book has a sweet rhyme scheme that kids will love, paired with cute illustrations that make these big concept ideas about climate change accessible… My favorite part of the book might just be those who Nanook travels to confront. World leaders and big business can have the most profound impact on climate change, and that’s who most needs to be taking it seriously. Seeing Nanook confront big business and world leaders is satisfying, and I love that the onus is on the big businesses and not just everyday people.” – Christine, Paw Prints in the Sink

Nanook and the Melting Arctic will inspire so much discussion. From the portraits of Greta Thunberg and James Hansen on Nanook’s igloo wall to his signs made from plastic pollution to his heart-felt pleas for people to change their ways, children will see just how important it is that we work together to protect the Earth.” – Kate Heap, Scope for Imagination

“A gentle rhyming story is a perfect way to help us talk to our little ones about the problems that our planet faces. Perfect timing too with the upcoming COP26 conference where the world’s leaders take centre stage and hopefully agree on some serious action.” – Nicky Hudson, It’s All About Stories

 

Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees

“We have to do something before it’s too late,

To help save bees from a horrible fate.”

One day Hedgey-A is visited by his friend Brizzy the honey bee. Hedgey-A learns that bees are becoming sick because chemicals called pesticides are being used on plants. But he knows just what to do and sets off for London to see the Queen, who he hopes can help save the bees!

Signed copies of Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees (illustrated by Paul Winward), are now available from Maldon Books.

Praise for Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees

“This really is a superb children’s book.” – Georgina Downs, Multi Award Winning Journalist Campaigner

“A charming book that has an important environmental message which is written well for 5-7 year old children. It has great rhythm to its story-telling rhyme, which really captures children of these ages and has a good energy to it as well as some humour.” – Louise, Bookmarks And Stages

“Awareness of the natural environment around us is vital, and bee colonies are in great trouble, so this book is extremely well timed and may start junior naturalists off to a good way of thinking about nature… HEDGEY-A AND THE HONEY BEES starts a series called ‘Time To Care’ which is a great message. Children, their families and educators will enjoy this little story and learn valuable lessons. Because we all need to care about others, and that makes the world work better.” – Clare O’Beara, Fresh Fiction

“Written by an author with a BSc in Climate Change and an MA in Creative Writing, this series has the potential to inspire many new, informed activists, much needed for the future.” – Nicky Hudson, It’s All About Stories