Get ready for the wonderful cover for ‘Paddy and Pedro’, my first children’s book for quite a while, that I’ll be publishing on 17 March.
Not many people have a penpal who’s a llama, but Paddy does. And not many people’s penpals actually come to visit them, but Paddy’s does.
Kind-hearted, geeky, chess-mad Paddy is thrilled to bits to find Pedro the llama on his doorstep in his tiny Irish village one morning, and his Great Aunt Maureen Mary Margaret (Gammy for short) who is minding him, is delighted to find Paddy’s handsome owner, Carlos, there too.
Pedro is a big hit in Paddy’s village and sees off the bunch of bullies who are pestering Paddy. Llama spit is truly awful stuff. Paddy now has massive street cred.
Then Paddy and Gammy are urgently summoned by Gran to help out in a dreadful emergency. Gran lives in Windswept Cottage, possibly the windiest spot in Ireland. Carlos and Pedro, and not forgetting Seamus the guinea-pig, come along for the ride too. But they soon wish they hadn’t because suddenly everything’s either up in the air or going downhill rapidly. Add in a lottery win, an evil twin and over-enthusiastic police officers, and things get very exciting!
The book is fun, lively and action-packed, and perfect for young, confident readers.
And now the cover…
The artwork is by Kim Hazel Shaw, who illustrated all my children’s books published by Mentor. It’s lovely to be working with her again.
So, remember the date and be on the look-out for ‘Paddy and Pedro’ in all Amazon stores.