Jack’s Mountains is a lovely story of a young boy Jack who lives close by Mangere Mountain in Auckland New Zealand. He learns about mountains around the world. His family tell him about the Mountains they were born close to. His Grandad tells him about Mountains he saw when he was an Engineer on a big ship sailing around the world.
Illustrated by Geoff Popham
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Jack’s Mountains in hard cover has sold out! Another run with soft cover now available. Wonderfully well received both by Early Childhood Centres, Primary Schools, and families both locally and overseas. Another batch ready for the Christmas Market.
Neal William’s Adventure is acute children’s story where a boy meets a worm driving a motorbike who takes him on an adventure through the garden. Neal brings a red spotted hanky, a black smooth stone and a piece of string and all are useful on their adventure. Who do they save? What happened when they are stuck on top of the compost heap?
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As a grandparent…
I really enjoyed this story which not only entertained but also seemed very plausible for a 5 year old’s active imagination. The illustrations helped keep my listeners focused on the story and the layout, words and sentence structures were simple and flowing for good story telling.
My audience (a five year old grandson) liked the story enough to give it pride of place on his nightstand and as a developing reader was able to tackle much of the book. I think the motorbike, parachute and slide in the subject played a big part in capturing his interest.
Children’s Illustrated Book Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park farm after many requests has been translated into Spanish.
El Gallo Rogelio De La Granga De Ambury Park at $30 is now available. A package of both books in English and Spanish for a very special price of $45 plus postage for them both. Wonderful gift for the Latin American Community who would like their children to enjoy reading Spanish and also have the English version to read too. Contact Robyn to order the books.
Jimi said the translation of book was “better than excellent”, he really enjoyed it.
Revue for Roger and Rogelio.
I already read them and love both of them. I really like your writing style and specially that Roger/Rogelio teaches without preaching. I am sure my grandson will love this book for the story, the drawings and even now (he is only 4) for what it tells you.
Muchisimas gracias!! Olga – Adelaide Australia.
Today 1st February 2017 I received this revue of EL GALLO ROGELIO from Megan a Spanish Teacher in Auckland.
I thought I’d send you a quick message to say hello as I picked up your book from the library yesterday and was surprised to see it in Spanish about Ambury Farm right here in Auckland!
I’m a kiwi Spanish teacher and am passionate about good quality literature options for young learners in other languages. I wanted to say that Nina (my 22 month old daughter) and I enjoyed your book very much and are there any others?!
Each year I set up a stall to promote my picture books – lovely memories to keep of Ambury Park Farm with stories of Roger the Rooster and The Spirit of Cameron.
Although Ambury Park Farm Day 2014 had four seasons in one day, rain, wind, cold weather then the sun came out. The public still ventured out and visited in their thousands. I sold lots of books including my anthologies of SHORT STORIES.
What did Cameron and Roger the Rooster decide to do for their Ambury Park Farm friends who wore Gumboots as a big surprise for Christmas?
The Spirit of Cameron is still felt in Ambury Park Farm. People talk fondly of the big Clydesdale Horse who had lived for years at the farm after retiring from pulling big carts full of barrels in Auckland City. Cameron died some years ago and a strong Kauri Tree is planted in the park to remember him. He came to the Park in 2004 and had a quiet nature allowing him to be around the thousands of children who visit the Park each year. He had his own ‘horse port’ and a special platform was built to allow the children to brush him. He was a gentle giant, wonderful with children and he loved prams. I remember seeing a fearless 2 year old Kate holding her hand up to stop Cameron’s head coming down to her pushchair looking for food.
Cameron the Clydesdale horse will always be remembered with affection by Janine, all the volunteers and visitors to Ambury Park Farm.
This picture book may be enjoyed by older primary school age children.
“The Spirit of Cameron” is available from WHEELERS, Amazon Kindle and in print.
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Roger the Rooster was enjoying an early morning walk in Ambury Park Farm when he heard a cry for help! Where was it coming from? Would he find who was in trouble and save him?
“Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park Farm” is a children’s book that would would appeal to young pre-schoolers who may or may not have had the pleasure of visiting Ambury Farm in Mangere Bridge in Auckland, New Zealand.
I have been meaning to forward you this photo of my class with your book and some gorgeous roosters we made from the feathers of a feather duster! Thank you for your book, the children loved it and I have now donated it to the AIS Saigon school library for all to enjoy. I look forward to your next book!! Jodi Swan
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