Eric the elephant scares the pirates because he’s disguised as a dragon

An illustration from my first Clever Dad story, Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship.

Tristan, the main character from the story and his friends work out that the only way to get the pirates off Polysnezzia is to scare them away. They enlist the help of Eric the elephant, four chameleons and a hissing snake. It certainly worked. This pirate looks very scared.

The book is available in printed form and as an ebook globally from Amazon. There are illustrations within the text and these are repeated at the back of the printed book version so that younger children can colour them in.

Read more of Tristan’s adventure in Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship available from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl-ebook/dp/B08BPLDLL6/, and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/1980869561/ along with other Amazon sites.

The third Clever Dad story is now underway and will be released in 2022.

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger quantities of cards available.

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship blank greeting cards

We have printed this illustration on an organic cotton T-shirt for children available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/clever-dad-and-the-pirate-ship-v1b/.

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship V1B C
4 different birthday cards

Gerry Newton’s brilliant artwork can be seen here, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

My author page covering all my work is here, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

The idea for a dragon – an illustration from Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship is the first Clever Dad adventure story that I wrote where Tristan’s father builds him some very special toys.

In this story, Tristan arrives at the island of Polysnezzia only to find that there are some real rough pirates digging up the island looking for treasure. They are not to easily be scared but maybe they would be if they saw a dragon. The problem is nobody really believes in dragons especially not some rough, tough pirates. The book is illustrated throughout the text and these are repeated at the back of the printed book for younger readers to colour in. The book is also available in ebook format.

The story is available globally from Amazon on different sites. These are the links to .co.uk, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/1980869561/, and .com, https://www.amazon.com/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl-ebook/dp/B08BPLDLL6/.

You can see Gerry Newton’s great artwork at, https://gnewtonart.crevado.com/.

This is my author page where you can find out about all my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger quantities of cards available.

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship blank greeting cards

We have produced an organic cotton T-shirt of the book’s cover illustration for children available from our Teemill store, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/clever-dad-and-the-pirate-ship-v1b/.

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship V1B C
4 different birthday cards

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Four different blank cards – cover artwork of four of my stories

Four different blank greeting, birthday or invitation cards of the artwork created for my first four books by Gerry Newton.

The four books are available from Amazon as a printed versions or as an ebook. There are illustrations throughout the stories and in the printed book they are repeated at the end so that they can be coloured in. The titles are:

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship

Clever Dad and the Space Rocket

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

The Lost marble

There’s also a simpler version of The Lost Marble called The Lost Marble Colouring Book and this has less text and more illustrations’

This card set along with others is available from our Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger quantities of cards are available.

4 different birthday cards

An example of where to find one of the books is below. The stories are available globally from Amazon. This is the .co.uk link for Pirate Ship, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/1980869561/, and this is the .com link, https://www.amazon.com/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl-ebook/dp/B08BPLDLL6/.

Some of the illustrations are printed on organic cotton T-shirts for children, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/collection/kids/.

Clever Dad and the Space Rocket book cover V1B C

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://gnewtonart.crevado.com/.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Where’s Basil? Visiting Versaille – Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.

The story contains illustrations throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. One of them can be seen below.

The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.

Zoo tea party

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger numbers of cards are available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards

We have printed this illustration and one of the photographs onto organic cotton T-shirts for children that are available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-the-bear-v2b-c/, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-visits-versailles-plain/ and https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-in-the-rain-plain/.

Basil in the rain plain kid’s organic cotton T-shirt
Basil visits Versailles plain organic cotton T-shirt
Basil the bear V2B C
4 different birthday cards

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Where’s Basil? Taking a break while walking the Grand Union Canal – Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.

The story contains illustrations throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. One of them can be seen below.

The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.

Basil sneaks out of the zoo in his disguise

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger numbers of cards are available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards

We have printed this illustration and one of the photographs onto organic cotton T-shirts for children that are available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-the-bear-v2b-c/, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-visits-versailles-plain/ and https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-in-the-rain-plain/.

Basil the bear V2B C
Basil visits Versailles plain organic cotton T-shirt
Basil in the rain plain kid’s organic cotton T-shirt
4 different birthday cards

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Where’s Basil? Milton Keynes Railway Station – Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.

The story contains illustrations throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. One of them can be seen below.

The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.

Basil climbs to rescue girl

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger numbers of cards are available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards

We have printed this illustration and one of the photographs onto organic cotton T-shirts for children that are available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-the-bear-v2b-c/, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-visits-versailles-plain/ and https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-in-the-rain-plain/.

Basil the bear V2B C
Basil visits Versailles plain organic cotton T-shirt
Basil in the rain plain kid’s organic cotton T-shirt
4 different birthday cards

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Basil’s the hero – Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.

The story contains illustrations like this throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. Basil is back to being his normal self again in this illustration and he’s just as friendly without his disguise.

The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/. This third link is for my author page, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Etsy shop now has blank greeting and invitation cards available of the book’s cover artwork. Larger quantities are available, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards

We have printed this illustration and one of the photographs onto organic cotton T-shirts for children that are available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-the-bear-v2b-c/, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-visits-versailles-plain/ and https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-in-the-rain-plain/.

Basil the bear V2B C
Basil visits Versailles plain organic cotton T-shirt
Basil in the rain plain kid’s organic cotton T-shirt
4 different birthday cards

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship – cover artwork

Tristan’s father builds him a pirate ship on the promise that he will be a good pirate. He sets sail and discovers that he needs to go to Polysneezia because some really bad pirates are digging the whole island up looking for money. Can he persuade them to leave before they cause the island to sink? Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship is Tristan’s first adventure.

This is Gerry Newton’s artwork for the book, available from Amazon as a printed version or as an ebook. There are illustrations throughout the story and in the printed book they are repeated at the end so that they can be coloured in.

The story is available globally from Amazon. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/1980869561/, and this is the .com link, https://www.amazon.com/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl-ebook/dp/B08BPLDLL6/.

I’m working on the third installment of Clever Dad but in the meantime both this story and Clever Dad and the Space Rocket are available on Amazon.

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards of the book’s cover artwork, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger quantities of cards are available.

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship blank greeting cards

We have printed this illustration on to an organic cotton T-shirt for children available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/clever-dad-and-the-pirate-ship-v1b/.

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship V1B C

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Where’s Basil? Promenade Derrière-Bourg, Lausanne – Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is a story about a bear in a zoo that puts on a disguise so that he can escape and visit a funfair called Dizzyland. It’s about looking at people in depth and not being afraid because they look different from you. So Basil looks like a man when disguised but is still the same friendly and hero bear in this case once his disguise slips.

The story contains illustrations throughout the text. These are then repeated at the back of the printed book so that younger children can colour them in. One of them can be seen below.

The book is available globally from Amazon in both printed and ebook formats. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is for .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.

Basil the hero

Our Etsy shop has blank greeting, birthday, invitation cards for sale, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Larger number of cards are available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards

We have printed this illustration and one of the photographs onto organic cotton T-shirts for children that are available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-the-bear-v2b-c/, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-visits-versailles-plain/ and https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-in-the-rain-plain/.

Basil in the rain plain kid’s organic cotton T-shirt
Basil visits Versailles plain organic cotton T-shirt
Basil the bear V2B C
4 different birthday cards

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Basil is a hero until his disguise slips

Extract from my book, Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

The story Brown Bear’s Big Day Out is about a bear that lives in a zoo who wants to go to the funfair and to do this he has to escape and therefore has to disguise himself as a person to do so. In the story he becomes a hero until his mask falls off and then everyone is afraid of him. I try in the story to show that we have to look at people more in depth and that what they look like is secondary to what the real person is behind the mask of first impressions. We have become a society obsessed with looks and yet real characteristics are anything but represented by this. In a world where we appear to be increasingly afraid of those we don’t know, we, especially younger people need to be able to socialise and be communicative with each other. In this extract Basil is the hero until the mask holding the elastic snaps and people realise that he is a bear and are then afraid.

The story is available from Amazon in ebook or printed form. This is the .co.uk link, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/, and this is .com, https://www.amazon.com/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Out-ebook/dp/B086DSF5N7/.

Blank cards (card image below story illustration) and a pdf of the story are available from out website, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

So here’s the extract.

Everybody was glad that the little girl was safe and they all shouted, laughed and congratulated Basil, the hero of the day. People talked amongst themselves, “wasn’t he somebody famous?” He certainly looked familiar to many of the people there. It was only that nose, it did not seem quite right for the person that they thought it was. Hundreds of cameras and phones clicked as everyone wanted to take Basil’s photograph.

Suddenly there was a small ping sound as the elastic holding Basil’s facemask broke. Silence spread through the crowd, followed by panic, as everyone realised that Basil was a bear and they took a few steps backwards. Some people then screamed and started to move away but slowly just in case Basil chased them.

We are now selling in our Etsy shop a set of blank greeting cards of the cover artwork of the book, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia. Great for birthdays or other party invitations. Larger numbers available.

Four Brown Bear’s Big Day Out blank greeting cards

We have printed this illustration on organic cotton T-shirts for children that are available from our Teemill website, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-the-bear-v2b-c/, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-in-the-rain-plain/ and https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/basil-visits-versailles-plain/.

Basil the bear V2B C
Basil visits Versailles plain organic cotton T-shirt
Basil in the rain plain kid’s organic cotton T-shirt
4 different birthday cards

See more of Gerry Newton’s wonderful art, https://www.geraldnewtonart.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.