I’m really excited to tell you about my brand-new children’s books series, soon to be launched by my publisher, ETA Publishing. My new animal story books series is called Alfie and the Greatest Creatures and includes five books – Alfie in the Tropics, Alfie in the Snow, Alfie in the Water, Alfie in the Sun and Alfie and the Lion.
About My Children’s Books with Animals Series
If you’re looking for short animal stories with moral values for youngsters, whether you’re a parent, godparent or teacher, then my new children’s books series should fit the bill. Written in rhyme, my series of animal kids’ stories are about a little boy called Alfie who wants to find out about as many creatures as he can on our planet. So, he travels from country to country to meet them. Which animal can roar? Who likes eating fruit and leaves? Which animal likes napping all day? Learn the answers to these questions and more! Written in rhyme with colourful illustrations, Alfie discovers lots of interesting facts about the animals, from the hairy orangutan to the almighty tiger. The Alfie and the Greatest Creatures series will surely become a much-loved, educational set of books – perfect for curious children and animal lovers.
More Than Just Picture Story Books for Kids…
Animals are a kind of fruitful territory for storytellers and particularly storytellers for little ones. I wanted to write children’s stories with morals, and each book in the Alfie and the Greatest Creatures series builds to a short moral with a positive lesson to learn. Aimed at children aged between 3 – 7 years of age, each book in the Alfie and the Greatest Creatures series is a story about animals with a moral lesson, namely that everyone is special; no one is better than anybody else. In my books, the animals are used to impart a moral message: that everyone has their differences, but that’s what makes us unique.
Educational Stories on Animals
The series is also incredibly educational and teaches children facts about the different creatures in our world, from the hairy orangutan in Alfie and the Tropics to the fastest diving bird, the Emperor penguin, from Alfie and the Snow. Little ones are fascinated by watching animals talk, which is perhaps why I wanted to write a children’s books series, with Alfie as the protagonist and feature talking creatures, too.
Children’s Books About Animals
The series was inspired by several authors who write intriguing animal stories for kids, such as Aesop’s Fables, The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Watership Down by Richard Adams and Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, all of which are a seamless fusion of real and imaginary. I wanted the animal illustrations in Alfie and the Greatest Creatures to be life-like, but also wanted the creatures to speak as humans, since most children love stories with talking animals in them (I most certainly did!).
Moral Stories for Children
The Alfie and the Greatest Creatures short stories for kids series offers value building themes that children can enjoy. The stories build up to a moral with a positive lesson to learn, which is discovered in the fifth and final book, Alfie and the Lion. The animal characters and friendly Alfie in these moral short stories can help kids learn important lessons of life.
About My Alfie and the Greatest Creatures Stories for Kids
Since most children love animals, I think little readers – and even big readers – will identify with Alfie and find him an appealing hero as he discovers the animal kingdom, and the different environments he enters to find them. He discovers a very important message, which is that all animals have an intrinsic greatness and fascination.
Snippets from My Children’s Stories About Animals
Here’s a sneaky peek at the first book in the series, Alfie in the Tropics…
And a sneaky peek from the second book in the series, Alfie in the Snow…
Check back here to find out more about this children’s books series!