Before you blast my spelling, ‘tail’ was deliberate. Why? Because both my children’s illustrated books,Terrific tales of trembling Tim the two tone tiger and The Legend of Tim Turpin are now available in eBook format from the usual outlets. I’d suggest you need to read them on a colour Kindle or IPad for best effect and I’m not certain at the moment when they’ll be published in paperback.
Anyway, now for the links:
If you buy from Amazon.com:
To order from Amazon UK
Meet pie-maker and bumbling highwayman Tim Turpin and the real brains behind the robberies, Betsey the talking horse. Follow their adventures in Merrie England as Tim gets taken for a ride from London to York.
Laugh as Betsey patiently teaches Tim how to ride without falling into a river or landing up in a gorse bush. Read how they almost robbed a bank and escaped from gaol after they were caught.
Suitable as a bed-time story or the book can be read and laughed at by age range eight and up.
The origins of the Trembling Tim stories stretch back many years to the time when the author read his own daughter bedtime stories. As well as the usual collection of classics, she liked to hear stories made-up from events that she had heard and seen during the day. Sometimes explanations were necessary, and sometimes a bit of judicious editing was needed if she had overheard something that small children should not.
As well as interacting with their children, parents reading the stories will readily recognise and identify with the events behind the stories. The author has avoided any graphic details or innuendos that might make explanations difficult or even embarrassing for the adult.
It is possible for adults to read these stories with adult eyes and for children to hear them through children’s ears. The themes cover most aspects of human life, relationships, politics and even the eternal question of good verses evil.
Children will have been exposed to all these things in one form or another and the stories provide a platform for parents to explore these ideas with their children.