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OUT NOW!! Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure

Yippee!!! Ryan and I have written our second children’s book

OUT NOW!!

 

Ben’s stomach won’t stop rumbling in the middle of the night. As he lies in bed, Ben begins to plan how he can secretly sneak a biscuit from the biscuit tin.

But Ben is only seven, and rather short, and the biscuit tin is hidden at the very back of the highest shelf of the tallest cupboard in the kitchen. Working out how to reach the tin is going to take a lot of imagination…string, tape, springs, and maybe even some stilts…

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Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure was inspired during my time baby sitting (well, child sitting really), for my best friend’s two boys, Ben and Daniel.  The lengths they’d go to in their attempts to persuade me that they really were allowed extra biscuits before bed could have won an Oscar!

As with There’s a Cow in the Flat, Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure has been illustrated by the brilliant Ryan Doherty. I just love how he has brought my characters alive.

page8- Ben and DanMany thanks to Ryan, and to Hush Puppy Books for helping turn Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure into a ‘reality.’

You can order your copy of Ben’s Biscuit Tin direct from Hush Puppy Books, or via Amazon at-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben-s-Biscuit-Tin-Adventures/dp/1610982142/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438324164&sr=1-1&keywords=Ben%27s+Biscuit+Tin+Adventure

http://www.amazon.com/Ben-s-Biscuit-Tin-Adventures/dp/1610982142/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438324466&sr=8-1&keywords=Ben%27s+Biscuit+Tin+Adventure

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Happy bedtime story reading,

Jenny xx

COMING SOON: Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure

Fanfare please!!

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I am delighted to be able to announce that my second children’s picture book, Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure is on its way!

At this very moment the printer is zipping it through its machine, so it will be available for pre-order really soon!!

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Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure was inspired during my time baby sitting (well, child sitting really), for my best friend’s two boys.  The lengths they’d go to in their attempts to persuade me that they really were allowed extra biscuits before bed could have won an Oscar!

I originally wrote this story as a gift for the real Ben’s birthday. It was printed on plain paper with brightly coloured words, and plenty of spaces so he could add his own pictures. I never dreamt Ben’s story would be published one day.

As with There’s a Cow in the Flat, Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure has been illustrated by the brilliant Ryan Doherty. I just love how he has brought my characters alive.

Many thanks to Ryan, and to Hush Puppy Books for helping turn Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure into a ‘reality.’

As soon as I have a pre-order link I will let you all know!

Happy reading,

Jenny x

Coming Soon: Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure!

I’m delighted to be able to announce that my second children’s picture book, Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure will be out this summer!!!

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My quirky story of cookie sneaky retrieval has been brought to life by the brilliant illustrations of artist, Ryan Doherty.

Blurb

Ben’s stomach won’t stop rumbling in the middle of the night. As he lies in bed, Ben begins to plan how he can secretly sneak a biscuit from the biscuit tin.

But Ben is only seven, and rather short, and the biscuit tin is hidden at the very back of the highest shelf of the tallest cupboard in the kitchen. Working out how to reach the tin is going to take a lot of imagination…string, tape, springs, and maybe even some stilts…

Here’s one of Ryan’s lovely pictures!

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Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure has come along after my first children’s book, There’s a Cow in the Flat (again with wonderful pictures from Ryan), caught the imagination of so many children.

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I’ll bring you more information about Ben and his biscuit adventure very soon,

Happy reading,

Jenny xx

 

Interview with Ryan Doherty: Illustrating There’s a Cow in the Flat

I’m delighted to welcome Ryan Doherty to my place today. Ryan isn’t just any old ace illustrator, but the illustrator of my very first children’s book, There’s a Cow in the Flat
There's a Cow in the Flat
When I heard that Ryan was to do the pictures I was over the moon- I just adore the fun style of his work.
Ryan, There’s a Cow in the Flat was the first children’s book you illustrated, was it a big decision to take Hush Puppy Books offer of work?
Not at all, I knew I wanted to work with you and Hush Puppy Books immediately, I saw it as a great opportunity to try something new and exciting.
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I just adore how you have interrupted the characters in the book; did you find it easy to decide how to make Oscar look?
It took me a while to decide what I wanted Oscar to look like, but after a few thumbnail sketches he started to naturally form into the character that you see in the story.
My children each have their own favourite pictures in There’s a Cow in the Flat, do you have a favourite of all the illustrations you have drawn?
Definitely the space cow! That was also my favourite page to illustrate.
Space Cow
Children’s fiction is quite a departure from your usual work. What are you working on at the moment?
It is very different to what I’m used to, but it seems I’ve caught the bug for children’s literature, I’m currently working on my own children’s book complete with illustrations by myself.
Would you consider doing another picture book in the future?
Yes, without a doubt. I already cant wait to get stuck into new ideas.
Where can we find you on Facebook and Twitter?
You can find me on twitter here @artofryan1
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Thanks ever so much Ryan!
When I took There’s a Cow in the Flat into the local primary school they liked the space cow and the juggling cow best!
Good luck with your solo book- can’t wait to read it! Would love to work with you again.
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If you’d like to buy a copy of There’s a Cow in the Flat, you can buy it from-
Happy reading everyone,
Jenny xx

There’s a Cow in the Flat – My First Picture Book is OUT NOW

I am delighted to be able to announce that my very first children’s story, There’s a Cow in the Flat is out NOW!!

There's a Cow in the Flat

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. I wrote this story for my children when they were very small. It was then polished and developed during a handful of creative story telling sessions I taught at two different primary schools- Crombie Primary in Aberdeenshire and then- right down the other end of Britain- at Heathcoat Primary School in Devon.

It’s been 6 years since I took There’s a Cow in the Flat (and all my other children’s stories), into a school, and I’m really looking forward to taking it back on the road again- but this time, with a copy of the published book in my hand, rather than just a handful of well remembered notes!!!

Blurb

A cow has managed to stray into Oscar’s third storey flat! But how? Has she beamed in from outer space? Is she an acrobatic circus cow? She certainly really loves eating all the furniture! As Oscar imagines how the cow could have got into the flat, he and his Mum try everything they can to get her out again, before there is no sofa left! The cow however, has other ideas…

I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the wonderful illustrator Ryan Doherty for bringing my cow, Oscar, and his mum to life with his brilliantly bright pictures, and to Hush Puppy Books for letting me add another literary genre to my bow!

I’ll be back to tell you more about Oscar’s adventure soon, but for now- here are those all important buy links!!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Happy reading

Jenny xx

 

 

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