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The Boy Who Breathed Underwater
When lying in his bed, a boy is visited by a genie. He is given a week to try out different superhero powers. What adventures will he have, and which power will he choose to keep?
Most children dream of being a superhero, but in this book the little boy gets a chance. When a Genie visits him on a flying carpet, he tells the boy that he can have a week of trying out different super-powers. The boy thinks that this is the best thing ever. But, as he tries the superpowers, he learns that they aren’t all that they’re cracked up to be. He gets the superpower of: swimming under water, having super speed, being able to fly, and more. Children will love watching him live out his dreams and they’ll want to see which one he likes best. The book teaches a great lesson.
Author Bio – Izzy Rees was born in West London, but has spent the last thirty years living in Derby. Ten years ago, when her three girls were young, she began work on a series of rhyming picture books, created in snatched moments, and initially written on small scraps of paper or whatever was available. She always intended to revisit them, and Covid and lockdown presented the opportunity; unable to continue her work as a neurophysiotherapist, working with vulnerable patients, she decided it was now or never! She has written six books so far in the ‘The Boy Who’ series, The Boy Who Breathed Underwater being the first one. The others will be published in the near future.
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The King Who Didn’t Like Snow
King Mark is a higgledy-piggledy king and he gets into a pickle every day. “Do something, Bert!” he shouts, and Wizard Bert, and his sidekick, Broderick the bookworm, always save the day. When snow fell on Windy Hill Castle, everyone was delighted – except for King Mark! King Mark didn’t like snow and he started to sulk. Will Bert and Broderick save the day again? Will King Mark walk into trouble? Do the children of Windy Hill Village have the answer…?
Author Bio –
Jocelyn’s writing career began when she was asked to write a story for a preschool magazine. That story was the first of many. Jocelyn became the writer/editor of several preschool magazines and continued in that role for 15 years. Writing one new story every month, plus rhymes and activities was a tough gig, but very exhilarating.
Time is the big difference between writing for a magazine and writing a book. You see your work on the supermarket shelves within a few weeks of completion. A book takes longer – a lot longer. Jocelyn has to be patient now – not something she’s good at.
Before becoming a writer, Jocelyn work in higher education as International Students Officer. It was a rewarding and interesting job even though she was on call 24/7.
Jocelyn also trained as a counsellor and volunteered at drop-in centers. She never knew who would arrive for counselling and had to be prepared for anything. This work gave her insight into some of the darker corners of life.
Motor sport was one of Jocelyn’s early loves, she had spine tingling thrill of taking part in a 24-hour national rally as navigator – those were the days when rallies were held on public roads!
Jocelyn work as an au pair in Paris in her teens. Having visited the city on a school trip, she fell in love with it, and always wanted to return.
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King Mark was the king of Cornovia and lived in a huge castle. There was also a friendly wizard who tried to help solve all the king’s problems. The wizard’s name is Bert and he has a Bookworm friend who lives in his spell book. One day the bookworm cast a spell on himself and he became big. He then became the king’s librarian and read all his books. The biggest problem came one day when it started to snow. The king hated snow and wanted Bert to make it vanish. Bert couldn’t do that, but wanted to help the king love snow. He came up with a great plan and children will enjoy the ending.