Monday, 10 July 2017
So pleased that my book The Terrible Troublesome Troll is available again. First published by Scholastic UK it is a big favourite of mine. You can buy it through the Albury Books online shop, or through the shop page of my own website. It's easy!!
Monday, 6 February 2017
CHARLIE SMALL CHARLIE SMALL CHARLIE SMALL CHARLIE SMALL CHARLIE
These marvellous mechanimal posters are now available through The Phoenix Comic Website. There are two fabulous designs and make a perfect birthday present. Just copy and paste this link: https://www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/product/jakemans-marvellous-mechanimals-posters/
Monday, 30 January 2017
Giant Trumps! Some time ago, I wrote this rhyming children's story to present to my publisher. It hasn't been taken up yet, but now I think Giant Trumps has echoes of another Trump, who might be equally destructive!
© Nick Ward
Giant Trumps should have known better,
Than to eat so many beans,
If he’d stuck to plain bread and butter,
He wouldn’t have caused such a scene.
But he ate a whole barrel of beans,
And his tummy began to complain,
Then, all of a sudden he let go such a parp,
He created a small hurricane.
Kaboom! went his bottom, Boof! went his pants,
And a terrible wind did roar,
‘Pardon me,’ said the giant, blushing quite pink,
As the parp blew down his front door!
The powerful parp raced over the fields,
Toppling cattle and rooting up trees,
It lifted the roofs off houses and churches,
And brought strong men to their knees.
Pigs flew through the air, dogs soared in the sky,
On the giant’s tremendous trump,
But, as soon as the wind had passed on by,
They fell back to earth with a bump!
When the parp arrived at the seaside,
People were whooshed out over the waves,
Ships were tossed about on the briny;
Nervous sharks hid in undersea caves.
The giant’s parp roared on to the arctic,
Where it blew away all of the snow,
Polar bears had to take up sunbathing,
And the yeti had nowhere to go.
Desert camels got lost in a sandstorm,
Whole jungles were knocked down flat,
(‘Crumbs!’ said a gorilla holding his nose,
‘I wonder who-on-earth would do that!’)
Giant Trump’s parp travelled right round the world,
Until it ended up where it had started,
‘Phoar!’ said the giant. ‘Someone has parped –
I think it’s time I departed!’