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“My bus takes off with a sonic boom, straight through the wall and out of my room…”
Finn and Fred Octopus are off on a magical adventure to the Arctic. They meet a kindly seal, a hungry polar bear and an angry walrus. The whales sing to Finn, and Finn arrives home with an important message to share…
This is a brilliant, rhyming, children's adventure book At which I highly recommend children and their carers take a look. It stars Finn and his toy friend, Fred Octopus Who go on adventures in a magical bus. They travel north to the Arctic Circle where They meet different creatures and learn to care About global warming and its impact not only there But on how everyone and everything will fare. What a brilliant method to highlight this in a way That young children will understand, I have to say. It is inspirational with simple steps they can take To help children play their part and a difference make. I also suggest teachers and parents also should read it, too, To inspire themselves and children in what they do. Together we can all take steps that even if small Collectively could help the world and us all. This book will also help to raise funds, too For the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and all that they do. For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you, I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.
Jocelyn’s writing career began when she was asked to write a story for a preschool magazine. That story was the first of many. Jocelyn became the writer/editor of several preschool magazines and continued in that role for 15 years. Writing one new story every month, plus rhymes and activities was a tough gig, but very exhilarating. Time is the big difference between writing for a magazine and writing a book. You see your work on the supermarket shelves within a few weeks of completion. A book takes longer – a lot longer. Jocelyn has to be patient now – not something she’s good at. Before becoming a writer, Jocelyn worked in higher education as International Students Officer. It was a rewarding and interesting job even though she was on call 24/7. Jocelyn also trained as a counsellor and volunteered at drop-in centres. She never knew who would arrive for counselling and had to be prepared for anything. This work gave her insight into some of the darker corners of life. Motor sport was one of Jocelyn’s early loves, she had the spine-tingling thrill of taking part in a 24-hour national rally as navigator – those were the days when rallies were held on public roads! Jocelyn worked as an au pair in Paris in her teens. Having visited the city on a school trip, she fell in love with it, and always wanted to return. Jocelyn’s first book published by Full Media is The King Who Didn’t Like Snow, illustrated by Michael S Kane. Finn and Fred’s Arctic Adventure is her second book under Full Media and is illustrated by Leo Brown.
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