Tag Archives: Polly’s Piralympics Series

Tomorrow Polly’s New Book Arrives. Today’s Cover reveal

Tomorrow Polly’s new book Polly’s Hogmanay Holiday arrives just in time to launch at the Youth Today Carnival this Saturday, 2nd December, Italian Club in Edenvale, Johannesburg, 10-4pm. Come along and get your latest book in the Polly’s Piralympics Series signed and dedicated. Or choose one of the Polly Books for an awesome Christmas present that your child will just love, and meet Polly the Parrot who will be making a guest appearance!

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Joining Polly the Parrot will be Toucane the toucan who has flown in especially to meet younger fans and his books will be out early in the New Year.

#PollysPiralympics, #PollysHogmanayHoliday, #Who’sRed? #ParalympicsForPirates

Who is Red?

So with just a few days to go, the big question in Polly the Parrots world is WHO IS RED?

Find out in Polly the Parrot’s next book Polly’s Hogmanay Holiday, this weekend (out on Amazon). Who Red is and what happens to her. We also meet the Street kids who live under the bridges near the River Peatbog, but it’s snowing so what will happen to them over the Christmas and Hogmanay holiday time?


Watch Out for the Sweetie Man!

WATCH OUT FOR THE SWEETIE MAN – HE’S AT EVERY SCHOOL, WAITING FOR EVERY CHILD! teaser2aCan Polly the Parrot with help from Red to catch the SWEETIE MAN?

Find out this weekend as Polly’s Hogmanay Holiday (Beware of the Sweetie Man) launches as an ebook.

A must-read for teachers and parents to pupils to warn them of the dangers of drug pushers inside schools. Contains interactive pages for the learners to engage with.

#pirates, #PollysHogmanayHoliday, #antidrugsatschools

Going International

Wow, I can’t believe my book made it to the Algerian Book Fair – Thank You Claire-Rose for packing them last minute into your suitcase.

Yes, those are actually my books in the stands! Next time we must get them registered so we can take orders, but at least this time they were there and seen.

Someone, please pinch me ha, ha, ha.

#PollyfliestoTunisiaBookFair, #PollyatanInternationalBookFair

Don’t You Just Love This Kid?

I just love this little man. His mum sent me the pics of him reading my book. He is Kailash, just 11 years old and my BETA* reader and he is just brilliant. His parents read with him every day, and when he doesn’t understand a word they look it up with him, (rather than just give him the answer), so that he learns new words.

He takes his job very seriously.

Don’t you just love this kid? And do you know what? I get some of my best sub-plots from these special kids.

#PollysPiralympics, #HowPollyBecameAPirate, #Lovethiskid


*(For those unfamiliar with the term, that means he reads my book as it’s being written and passes back his comments on it.)

Polly the Book fairy

Polly the Book Fairy was out and about delivering her Polly’s Piralympics Series to Impala Crescent Primary School today.

I always love to accompany Polly to this school where Mr Adam the headmaster always makes time to see me, no matter when I pop in.

… And the welcome from the grade 3 class I visited today nearly took the roof off the classroom. They now have more books to read and Polly will no doubt be popping in to see how they are doing from time to time.

I love the sign that greets you as you enter the school grounds, and I just love this school’s dedication to trying to get all their learners to read and enjoy books.

so now on the library shelves #HowPollyBecameAPirate, #PollyYaNaeCanFly, #Polly’sPiralympics and #Polly’sInuitPiralympics

Turn Away and Look Back

Turn Away and Look Back… and voila you’re up to 23 reviews on Goodreads. 🙂 🙂 🙂

23 Goodreads reviews

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to not only read my books but also to review them too. I know from a few of you that you read them with your kids and guess the reviews are actually from them.

I am super HAPPY with how my books have been received to date and can’t wait to also get the feedback from the schools who are using it as their setwork books. Well done to Assumption Convent Primary School for being so fast off the mark and going with it this year. I had a brilliant day with your grade 3’s and am super excited to hear how it went in the classroom.

If your school would like Polly and myself to visit and chat to your kids about bullying, being different, anti-drugs or a host of other topics just let me know at janspicssa@gmail.com