I’m very excited (and equally nervous) to announce I’m about to publish a book: Seb and Polly Planet and their Ocean Quest. It’s an adventure story aimed at children age 5+ a illustrated chapter book, which empowers kids to PALL: Plastic A Lot Less.
Meet Sabrina, fondly known as Seb. She’s a spirited, warm-hearted girl who secretly stays up when she’s supposed to be asleep, hardly ever tidies her bedroom and loves adventure.
Seb makes an extraordinary friend and goes on a quest that could just help change the world …
It’s already had fantastic reviews from children and organisations within the field.
With an emphatic, strong female superhero character (plus narwhals, a leatherback turtle and albatrosses!) Seb learns how to overcome the challenges she faces and the difference she is making.
Seb could see how the tusk twirled, then others joined him, she could see many tusks jutting out of the water. The sea was brimming with sea unicorns – narwhals -thanking Seb for PALL-ing.
For anyone who has read my blog, you’re probably wondering how I, someone who struggles to put a sentence together on paper, can write a book?! Answer: with the help of a professional editor and copywriter, and the input of many friends, both personal and professional, who’ve been involved since I started the project back in 2014. They have helped bring my concept alive and given invaluable input & ideas into the story. It’s team work!
So, I’m publishing? Well, self-publishing to be exact, and to get that off the ground I’m crowdfunding in June, and we’re going to need your help! When the time comes, I’ll share the crowdfunder on my social media and on this blog.
You can find Seb and Polly Planet’s new facebook page here the main platform.
- Launch Wednesday 5th June – #WorldEnvironmentDay 🌳
- to be up and running on 8th June #WorldOceansDay 🐳
- to finish 5th July during the epic month of #PlasticFreeJuly. Exciting! 🙌🏾
The illustrator is artist and Mum-of-two Eve Bourrat. A professional illustrator working under the name Creat’eve illustration, based in beautiful Falmouth, Cornwall.
Eve was really keen to be involved in the project after hearing about it through a friend (where I stayed as an Air B&B guest!) I loved her style straight away, it’s vibrant and fun, with quirky characters created using digital media, and I’m honoured to be working with Eve. Her two boys can’t wait to see it in print!
For more extracts of the book, please go to the home page here.
Thank you for joining us in getting Seb and Polly and their Ocean Quest out there!
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2 thoughts on “I’m publishing a book!”
Eve, a delightful concept, attention grabbing and in eye-catching style, I wish you much success and love from Barry Stuttard
Thank you Steve, isn’t Eve awesome. You will be able to pre-order your copy on 5th June … 🙂