Meet Igor the enormous yellow toothed rat

You’ve all probably seen a rat in your garden or in the streets of London looking for food around bins and rubbish. They say you are never six feet from a rat in London which is a very scary thought.

But you have most definitely never met any rat quite a huge as Igor.

Here is a taster for you from page 70 when Susie meets Igor for the first time down in the slimy, dark, dank London sewers… Under Buckingham Palace

Igor the enormous cat sized rat from Under Buckingham Palace

Igor the enormous cat sized rat with his yellowing teeth and ropey tail

‘Oh!’ she yelped.
‘What is it? Sshh!’
‘Look! Look at that Rat. He’s monstrous!’
A rat of enormous size – bigger than a cat – sat contentedly at Griselda’s feet, his ropey tail knotted firmly round one of her legs.
White whiskers twitched on his face. Occasionally he bared some yellowing teeth.
‘That’s Igor, the Princess’s pet rat. Yes, he is rather large, I suppose. He’s a Black Rat, and he belongs to the Old English Ratocracy. There aren’t many of them left.’

Well thank goodness there aren’t many of them left…

If you live in London and have ever wondered what goes on under your feet in the smelly sewers, Under Buckingham Palace is a must read exciting page turner. It follows the adventures of Susie, who one day finds herself down in the sewers when the lifts in her flat go wrong. She is stuck in a terrifying and dangerous world where she must fight to save the life of the Queen of England against hideous sludge gulpers and grotesque slimy creatures. Can she stop them? you’ll have to buy the book to find out.

If you would like to buy a copy you can buy it direct from Jane or as a Kindle book on Amazon.

Below the green pond now available on Amazon

Below the Green Pond now available on Kindle on AmazonBelow the Green Pond, Jane Waller’s beautiful book about a small boy who finds himself lost in the underwater world of his local pond is now available on Amazon as an ebook, a brilliant Christmas present idea for adventure, science and nature loving kids and adults.

You don’t necessarily need a Kindle or ereader to enjoy this book, anyone can download some software to their PC to allow them to read this book also.

All of the inhabitants of the pond live (and die) as they would in real life, and most of them are known by their scientific names: Daphnia, Dugesia Lugubris, Cristatellla, Victorella and Volvox, for example. And Owen’s first underwater friend (Sedilla, the water flea) teaches him – and the readers of the book – a lot about what goes on in the world around us, without most of us being aware of it.

Here is a very brief extract from the book, if you want to read more there is a sneak peak option on Amazon but you’ll really have to buy a copy…

“The Algae are the most important part of our pond,” explained Sedilla. “They cover nearly the whole surface and give us food and oxygen to breathe. And all by using the light from the Sun. The process is called photosynthesis.”

“Whatever does that mean?” asked Owen, feeling even smaller.

“Really, your ignorance astounds me,” said Sedilla. “Have you no knowledge
of Greek?”

“No”, said Owen, his eyes widening. These Pond-creatures were putting him
to shame. “Please explain”.

“It’s a very simple Greek word. Photo means light, and synthesis means
putting-together. That wasn’t too difficult now, was it?”

It is beautifully illustrated by Michael Sparks and is a must read for all nature loving children and adults.

To buy a copy visit Amazon – it’s a bargain at just £3.90