This book is moving along, it is currently with Austin Macauley Publishers for them to wave their magic wand on the design and layout of the book.
We have completed the first round of proofs.
The illustrations have been completed, received by David Smith, and are now with the publishers.
I took most of the manuscript of this first book from a series of poems I published over three years, 2017 -2020, and where possible I have kept the rhyming text. Although this is not a rhyming book or poetry book, it is a children’s novel. Set over twelve seasons, three years. Each chapter is a self-contained story and illustrated by a beautiful full-color picture.
The text is the animal's words, thoughts, and feelings; the pictures give the animals their character.
I am excited for you to see the finished product and will update you as soon as a publication date is known.
Think of this book as an introductory book to the characters.
There will be further books to follow. I have a further 3 books planned for these creatures and am currently working on Book 2, which has the young mice as the principal characters in the book.
I hope these books become a bedtime favourite for many children.
One of the fabulous illustrations by David Smith - follow David on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, also his own website.