I have now written and published five books that I love presenting to children all over the world on my school visits. Four of the books are also now available as paperbacks through Amazon’s print-on-demand company CreateSpace and as eBooks for the Kindle or the free Kindle Reader App that lets you read the books in full colour on tablets, smartphones and computers. Just click on one of the links below to go to the purchase page. [If you happen to live in Hong Kong, the printed books are also available at the Beachside Bookstore in Stanley.]


Patrick’s Birthday Message

Patrick Front Cover new 300x300Patrick is a very clever African grey parrot who wants send a birthday message to his great grandfather Gilbert who is going to be one hundred years old. There’s just one big problem: Gilbert lives thousands of miles away in Perth, Australia. How can he do it? Patrick asks for the help of a flock of migrating swallows heading from northern Europe to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The swallows then pass the message on to whales and dolphins who sing it all the way to Australia.

The story is told in rhyme and is suitable for 4-9 year-olds.

Before you buy, if you would like to see a few pages from the story, click here.

Patrick’s Birthday Message at Amazon UK
Patrick’s Birthday Message at Amazon US
Patrick’s Birthday Message at the CreateSpace Bookstore


 Searching for Skye

Skye Front Cover new 300x300pxSearching for Skye is the story of two baby Arctic terns, Pilot and Skye, who are born, like all Arctic terns, in the Arctic Circle. Soon after they learn to fly it is time for their first pole-to-pole migration with their parents. This is a marathon journey that all Arctic terns make every year of their lives. Just as they are about to leave Skye goes missing. What can the parents do?

Searching for Skye is also in rhyme and there’s lots of fascinating information about tern migration. Great for 5-9 year-olds.

Before you buy, if you would like to see a few pages from the story, click here.

Searching for Skye – An Arctic Tern Adventure at Amazon UK
Searching for Skye – An Arctic Tern Adventure at Amazon US
Searching for Skye – An Arctic Tern Adventure – CreateSpace Bookstore


Cosmos the Curious Whale

Cosmos Front Cover new 300x300 resWhen Cosmos the baby humpback whale learns about the creatures that live in the world, he wants to see some of them for himself. He sets off on an adventure to the South Pole to find polar bears and penguins. His whale friends try to warn him that he is making a big mistake but Cosmos is so excited about his plans that he won’t stop to listen.
Follow the brave baby humpback as he meets a huge turtle, swims into the arms of a giant squid, watches penguins at play and rescues a baby polar bear from being swept out to sea.

Cosmos’ story is also told in rhyme and there are tons of exciting humpback whale facts included. Great for 5-9 year-olds.

Before you buy, if you would like to see a few pages from the story, click here.

Cosmos the Curious Whale at Amazon UK
Cosmos the Curious Whale at Amazon US
Cosmos the Curious Whale at the CreateSpace Bookstore


The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Change Colour

Cover Chameleon peralta 300x300Chameleon is green from the top of his scaly head to the tip of his scaly tail. Not red; not blue; just green.

He knows he should be able to change colour but no matter how hard he tries he can’t do it. To make matters worse, all the creatures he meets want to see his clever colour-changing trick.

Let’s join Chameleon on his jungle walk and find out if he can learn the secret that every chameleon should know: how to change colour!

Chameleon’s story is also told in rhyme and there are tons of exciting chameleon facts included a well as four pages drawings of chameleons by children from around the world. Great for 4-9 year-olds.
The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Change Colour at Amazon UK
The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Change Colour at Amazon US
The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Change Colour at the CreateSpace Bookstore


Sharks – Our Ocean Guardians

Shark Cover 300x300 for website rgbThis is a very special book that I wrote at the request of the amazing Shark Guardian charity run by Liz Ward-Sing and Brendan Sing. Shark Guardian is a UK charity which aims to advance the conservation of sharks and many other marine species for their sustainable management while protecting their natural environment. This is achieved through education,, skill development, conservation activities and promoting research projects.

Here’s what the book is about:

Two hundred million years before the birth of the first dinosaur, prehistoric sharks like these lived in rivers, lakes and seas. In these pages you will find a story of a special kind: How the sharks of long ago became the ones that we now know, and the important part they play in keeping our oceans healthy today.

Sharks – Our Ocean Guardians is available exclusively from the Shark Guardian website at www.sharkguardian.org