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published books

My first book series for children, Robin RoseHip: A Bird's Tale, is underway with 3 books out of 6 now published, with the rest to follow this year and, later, work on the illustrated version will begin.

A blog will soon be available all about RoseHip and friends.

Meanwhile, I am working with bee expert and publisher, Valerie Rhenius, on an exciting project creating another children's book about a honey bee's adventures across the countryside in search of food - a special book with beautiful illustrations in celebration of the National Honey Shows' centenary this year, to be launched October 2023.

If you would like to follow us as we navigate our way through the creation of our new book, pop over to Saffron Wildlife Studio for behind-the-scenes updates, information, observations and inspirations - and come say hi on social media:

Blog: Saffron Wildlife Studio

Facebook and Instagram @saffronwildlifestudio

Twitter @saffronwildlife


Meet Robin RoseHip

A garden robin lay dead-still - 
Beneath an open window sill;
His back was flat upon the ground - 
Little Robin made no sound...

A cat had seen him as a treat
And hoped for something good to eat;
"One gulp," Cat thought, "would be enough
To dine upon this bungled fluff."

Will Robin be saved?

Who will come to his rescue?

Most children and many adults love stories about animals and birds – besides the cuteness of them and a natural interest or curiosity in them, many children love them because they can reflect situations without the sometimes complex human world and show behaviour or emotions from another viewpoint.

Robin RoseHip is a special tale about a very special little garden robin whose story combines his rescue and recovery with elements of a modern fairy tale.

Each book in this nature series is a unique children’s story about a garden bird who is friendly, charming and loveable -sometimes a little boisterous and very thoughtful – written in rhyme, this is Robin’s song for freedom – sometimes he complains, sometimes he tweets and sometimes he daydreams to pass time until he can be free again! 

A must-read for animal-lovers, bird spotters and anyone who has ever stumbled upon a wild animal or bird and wanted to care for them - or perhaps longed for the bond that comes with having a wild bird (or any animal) as a friend.

Through Robin, the reader is taken on a garden bird’s journey of coming to terms with a change in his situation, as a wild bird having to adjust to living indoors for a while.

Written as a poem story, or narrative verse, this children’s bird book series is written in rhyme but reads like a story. In total, six books will be available by the end of 2022, early 2023.

These original and quite unique bird books for children are written in perfect rhyme and are ideal children’s nature books to introduce young minds to poetry as they listen to the rhythms and rhymes, phrases and memorable lines. They're also great for older, more advanced readers. Even adults would find the stories endearing!

More than a simple rhyming book, the stories about this garden bird will delight older readers, introducing simple ideas of kindness and empathy through humour and a handful of magical moments.


This is a bird’s tale to delight young children and independent readers alike - and may even touch the hearts of adult readers who love nothing better than a light read about the UKs favourite garden bird, the robin redbreast. The series covers the time from when the bird is rescued, how it feels to be a Christmas robin and how he feels as he gets ready to return to the wild once spring arrives.

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