I am currently busy working on my second book for children:
It will be full of fun poems and activities specially written to encourage children to talk about feelings, and follows on from the first book (see below) which has been well received by parents, and most importantly the children themselves.
I am currently looking for children and adults to join my
BOOK GOBBLERS TEAM
Sign up, and I will send you a small handful of poems together with some activites from the new book once a month until it is published this summer. You will be entered into a draw to win one of six FREE books. All you have to do is let me know what you think of the material that I send you.
To sign up contact me at:
I'M NOT AFRAID OF SPIDERS
In July 2018 after a long and sometimes painful labour (of love) my first children's book was born.
Parents have given me great feedback which is most welcome, but the real test has been reading these poems to groups of children, and it is their positive reaction that has been so rewarding.
Here's one of the lovely reviews I've received on Amazon:
29 August 2018
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
'An absolute pleasure of a book, with a wide range of topics to discuss with children, this book really has it all!!
And here's one from an teacher who found me on Instagram:
I am in love with this text!! Thank you so much!!
My brain is exploding with all of the possibilities of this book....this term we are focusing on Emotional Literacy, so this is just perfect!!
Don’t get overexcited’ said Mum.
‘Don’t worry, I’m just having fun.’
‘Stop that, you’re getting too hyper’ said Dad.
‘Don’t worry I won’t do anything bad.’
Arms outstretched a smile on my face,
I’m flying my plane, I'm in a race.
Zooming round the house, flying up the stairs,
Loop the loop in the kitchen jumping off the chairs.
Out into the garden.
‘Thank goodness for that’ said Mum.
‘Oh no, I spoke too soon
Look out here he comes!’
Round and round the sitting room
Faster and faster I go.
Uh oh…. I’m feeling dizzy,
Now I’m lying on the floor, my head hurts and I’m crying.
‘What an earth did you think you were doing?’ said Dad.
'I was only flying.’
There are butterflies in my tummy,
And my legs are feeling like jelly.
The water looks inviting,
What if I flop on my belly?
They say it’s as easy as 123 diving into a pool.
But I’m not sure I agree, what if I look a fool?
What do I do with my legs?
How do I hold my arms?
Now I’m starting to shake, I wish I could stay calm.
I’m feeling apprehensive I don’t know what to do.
Shall I be brave and face my fear?
What do you think?