West Wickham based Clive Jordan debuts with a funny children’s book that touches on animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

Why are extraordinary creatures disappearing from the Banana Sanctuary for Amazing Animals? When explorer Billy Banana mysteriously vanishes while on a mission to rescue the world’s deadliest – and smelliest – Amazonian frog, his son Arthur is left home alone. Can Arthur save their beloved sanctuary from the clutches of Aunt Hernia and her gang of terrifying underworld villains?

With the help of cousin Rubella, the pair of young eco-warriors desperately try to foil Hernia’s dastardly plot to turn the sanctuary into flats. Easier said than done when your master plan involves a zombie sloth that only wants to eat brains, a penguin with an attitude problem and a miniature gorilla who refuses to be squeezed into a pair of pyjamas for an important meeting!

Clive Jordan grew up in South East London. Graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Japanese and a passion for manga, he began working for international animation production companies. After years licensing cartoons for other people, he realised there was more fun to be had writing and now creates funny children’s stories. He lives in Kent with his wife, their twins and a maniac of a Boston terrier.

Clive explains: “Children are instinctively captivated by the natural world and I primarily started writing little stories about weird and wonderful creatures to entertain our twins. It’s vital now more than ever we encourage our children to grow and develop their interest in wildlife and environmental issues.”

He adds: “Having been involved in licensing a lot of children’s TV/ movie IP – from Dangermouse, Sonic the Hedgehog to the animated Mr Bean series – and worked with many content creators, I came to the conclusion I could create equally entertaining and amusing characters and stories of my own.”

RELEASE DATE: 28/03/2024 ISBN: 9781916668423 Price: £8.99

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