Did you know about the Secret Garden in the centre of Edinburgh? Every year there is a party held there for all the furries and their friends. This year Algy and Bunston are really excited as today will be their first ever visit. And what a visit it proves to be! Guess who needs to be rescued and from what? Luckily Uncle Rumpus and Shorty are on hand to prevent a sticky situation from turning into a disaster. And you can always rely on Mrs McTavish to keep over-excited furries from getting into deeper doo!
Targeted Age Group:: 4-10
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Children … my own when they were small and all my nieces and nephews have been a great inspiration for my stories & characters. It has always been a dream to write and publish short stories for young children ‘Furry Tales for Little People’ is one of my dreams that I have made come true!
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters developed from my own teddy bears & bunny!
‘That’s called an echooo,” said Uncle Rumpus.
“I like echoooes” said Bun.
“yes me too” said Algy, but not as much as the treacle.” He said this while still running his finger along the wall of the treacle mine. “Yum Yum, oh try some Bun,” he chuckled.
“I don’t want to get all sticky!” said Bun.
“Here. Lick my finger, it’s REALLY tasty,” said Algy, offering his finger to Bun.
“Mmmm, it’s all right, but it’s not as nice as carrots,” declared Bun.
“Would you like a bite of my Carrot, Uncle Rumpus? asked Bun.
“ooh ooh that’s really kind Bun. But us bears just love treacle and… oops I seem to have it all over my paws,” chuckled Uncle Rumpus.
“Oh Oh, I have it over my paws too,” said Algy. “And my arms! I just LOVE it down here, and when I grow up, I want to be a treacle miner and just eat treacle all day,” said Algy.
And with this Algy started singing.
“I like treacle, treacle’s yummy,
I’m going to put some in my tummy.”
From an early age, Kim loved the magical world of books; a place she continues to visit to this day. She has never lost the thrill and excitement of losing herself in a story. When Kim’s children were young she read to them at night, and often found herself making up entertaining tales for them, thereby encouraging their growing minds to become active and imaginative. Kim feels that today’s children are forced to grow up far too soon, and that stories should inspire and stimulate their creative instincts. Come back childhood innocence and fun. Let’s preserve childhood; it doesn’t last long, but is so essential to growth and development into adulthood. Her stories for children reflect her beliefs! Kim lives with her partner Christopher in the Scottish Borders.