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Crocodile Tours ages 6-9 years

A boy, who should be doing his homework, draws a crocodile on a misty window in his bedroom. The crocodile turns and gobbles him up. Inside the crocodile's mouth he meets a girl from his class at school, who also drew a crocodile. Drench, a strange green character appears and confirms they are on his list for a Crocodile Tour; all they need is fuel for the trip. He leads them to a control room which looks out through the crocodile's eyes. They see an artist painting a crocodile, it is their head teacher. When they tell Drench how horrid she is, he moves a lever and accompanied by a piercing scream and a dreadful crunching sound, she disappears. The crocodile has re-fuelled! They have tickets for north Africa and the crocodile, part animal, part machine, sets off at a tremendous pace. They are on a weird, zany trip to Ancient Egypt and a dispute with a Pharaoh!

Badman: The Ghost of King John age 9+

October 5th 1216: King John is in the Norfolk Port of Lynn. On the same day, 800 years later, a new family move into a Norfolk Manor House. They are excited at the prospect of living in such an historic building, but that is before they meet the ghost! The ghost is is thought to be King John, searching for his lost treasure. Edna Catchpole, the housekeeper expects another quick exit. Most tenants flee the old house within a few weeks, but Fiona (13) and Nick (10) have other ideas. They team-up with Edna and their great aunt Daphne to confront the ghost. After several hair raising experiences, they realise that the ghost is trying to tell them something. Under his directions they find secret stairs, tunnels and a skeleton. The tunnel with the skeleton in leads to the village church, but they emerge in the church of 1216! Their adventure begins! An adventure shaped by the final days of King John and the dangers, superstitions and intrigues of early medieval England.

Bee Keeping for Cats age 11+

Under the soft fur of every domestic cat beats the heart of a killer! If you think your cat is an exception, think again! All cats are killers, it's just a matter of degree. Vince, a bloated battle scarred American boxer cat, is the epitome of evil and rules his neighbourhood with enormous seven clawed paws. Lettuce, a timid tabby kitten moves in next door. Is it the influence of Vince that turns her into a ruthless killer, or a psychotic rebellion against her given name? From small beginnings to the ultimate kill, Lettuce revels in her reputation as a blood thirsty tabby! Bee Keeping for Cats is her confession and it takes you humorously and chillingly into the evil machinations of the feline mind.

The Prince with the Musical Bottom

age 5-95 years 

A nineteenth century fairy tale from a fictional kingdom high in the mountains of Europe. A royal nanny discovers that her charge has a truly musical bottom. Like all good fairy tales, best read to children and like minded adults. The author is a dreadful artist (see cover) and as fairy tales should have pictures you are invited to draw them. You could also source the music referred to in the story to play as you read, In summary: An amusing read. - Interactive (sharpen that pencil). A good introduction to popular classical music.
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Toliman the Barn Owl age 4-7 years

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A family move into a barn deep in the countryside. The farmer who turned the old threshing barn into a house, had the foresight to build owl nesting boxes into the loft. The children, Fiona 8 and Max 6, are delighted to discover that they share their new home with barn owls. They are fascinated by the owl activity around the barn, little realising that with the help of a mysterious Owl Lady, they are about to ensure the unexpected survival of a young owl.
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Crocodile Tours ages 6-9 years

A boy, who should be doing his homework, draws a crocodile on a misty window in his bedroom. The crocodile turns and gobbles him up. Inside the crocodile's mouth he meets a girl from his class at school, who also drew a crocodile. Drench, a strange green character appears and confirms they are on his list for a Crocodile Tour; all they need is fuel for the trip. He leads them to a control room which looks out through the crocodile's eyes. They see an artist painting a crocodile,it is their head teacher. When they tell Drench how horrid she is, he moves a lever and accompanied by a piercing scream and a dreadful crunching sound, she disappears. The crocodile has re-fuelled! They have tickets for north Africa and the crocodile, part animal, part machine, sets off at a tremendous pace. They are on a weird, zany trip to Ancient Egypt and a dispute with a Pharaoh!

Badman: The Goast of King John

 age 9+

October 5th 1216: King John is in the Norfolk Port of Lynn. On the same day, 800 years later, a new family move into a Norfolk Manor House. They are excited at the prospect of living in such an historic building, but that is before they meet the ghost! The ghost is is thought to be King John, searching for his lost treasure. Edna Catchpole, the housekeeper expects another quick exit. Most tenants flee the old house within a few weeks, but Fiona (13) and Nick (10) have other ideas. They team-up with Edna and their great aunt Daphne to confront the ghost. After several hair raising experiences, they realise that the ghost is trying to tell them something. Under his directions they find secret stairs, tunnels and a skeleton. The tunnel with the skeleton in leads to the village church, but they emerge in the church of 1216! Their adventure begins! An adventure shaped by the final days of King John and the dangers, superstitions and intrigues of early medieval England.

Bee Keeping for Cats age 11+

Under the soft fur of every domestic cat beats the heart of a killer! If you think your cat is an exception, think again! All cats are killers, it's just a matter of degree. Vince, a bloated battle scarred American boxer cat, is the epitome of evil and rules his neighbourhood with enormous seven clawed paws. Lettuce, a timid tabby kitten moves in next door. Is it the influence of Vince that turns her into a ruthless killer, or a psychotic rebellion against her given name? From small beginnings to the ultimate kill, Lettuce revels in her reputation as a blood thirsty tabby! Bee Keeping for Cats is her confession and it takes you humorously and chillingly into the evil machinations of the feline mind.

Toliman the Bard Owl age 4-7 years

A family move into a barn deep in the countryside. The farmer who turned the old threshing barn into a house, had the foresight to build owl nesting boxes into the loft. The children, Fiona 8 and Max 6, are elighted to discover that they share their new home with barn owls. They are fascinated by the owl activity around the barn, little realising that with the help of a mysterious Owl Lady, they are about to ensure the unexpected survival of a young owl.

The Prince with the Musical Bottom

age 5-95 years 

A nineteenth century fairy tale from a fictional kingdom high in the mountains of Europe. A royal nanny discovers that her charge has a truly musical bottom. Like all good fairy tales, best read to children and like minded adults. The author is a dreadful artist (see cover) and as fairy tales should have pictures you are invited to draw them. You could also source the music referred to in the story to play as you read, In summary: An amusing read. - Interactive (sharpen that pencil). A good introduction to popular classical music.
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