Category Archives: Toucane Series

Toucane flies out to schools

Toucane flies out to schools.

I think Polly may be getting a wee bit jealous, but fear not ma wee pet coz there will be a new Polly book out soon – watch this space.

Toucane is becoming popular in primary schools as I prepare for yet another visit on Monday.

Toucane will be talking about Stranger Danger on Monday in Dungarvan and bringing along the rest of the flock and his books.

If you are interested in a visit from Toucane 4-8 year-olds, or Polly 8-11 year olds just contact me, I visit all of Gauteng and will be touring East London and the Eastern Cape again later in the year, and am hoping to visit Durban this year as well.

So if you are a school, teacher or parent, you are welcome to contact me



Polly Arrives In Port Elizabeth

After touring the Eastern Cape last April, I was lucky enough to be visiting Port Elizabeth and met up with the owner of Fogarty’s Book Shop.

And guess what?

My books are now available at Fogarty’s Book Shop in Walmer Mall. So if you are looking for middle-grade books for your youngsters for the Christmas Holiday’s, why not pop in and take a look at my Polly’s Piralympics Series. Loads of fun, interactive pages to draw on and get involved with Polly and the crew.

Or for younger readers there are my colouring-in story books the Toucane Series, teaching about not throwing down rubbish, how a friend is a friend no matter their colour and stranger danger. 4-8 years.

Toucane arrives at Skoobs

Toucane has arrived at Skoobs Theatre of Books, in Monte Casino, Johannesburg. Just ask Deborah Du Plooy, or at the payment counter and they will point the way, so if you are looking for a Children’s Colouring Book plus a whole lot more check it out. There is also a rap for the kids to learn and how to make your own rubbish/trash bin, which can be made at home or as a competition at school.

So, Parents, Teachers get down to Skoobs and watch out because the second Toucane book – Toucane is Different – is hard on its heels and will be available as soon as the print has dried.


Toucane’s Colouring in Reader for Little Ones

It is always lovely to get feedback from parents who buys your books for their kids, after all the age group I write for can’t exactly do it for themselves.



So I was delighted to receive this picture of two youngsters colouring in their Toucane and the Rubbish Rangers books. Hope they enjoy listening to mum reading it to them at bedtime.

front cover


Toucane and the Rubbish Rangers – see how you too can become a SUPERHERO.

Join me on youtube to join in with the catchy song from the book:

“If you see it, pick it and put it in your bin,

If you see it, pick it and put it in your bin,

Then you, your school and environment will win,

Then you, your school and environment will win,

And your town and the world’ll be clean as a pin,

Your town and your world will be clean as a pin!”



The holidays are over and here comes Toucane

The holidays are over, but an author never stops. If we are not physically writing, then we are thinking about our books, planning the plot, creating new characters and dreaming about them


My holiday produced Toucane the Toucan and main character for my next children’s series. I had had a lot of people asking me to write Polly stories for their younger kids, but, well, Polly is Polly and she likes the 8-12-year-olds so she introduced me to a friend Toucane.

Toucane loves planet earth and subtly deals with many issues e.g. racism and litter to date in his books. He raps and occasionally dances too.

As with all my books, I have a hand puppet to accompany them so the birds and their stories come alive for children when I visit them in schools. Though between you and me, I’m seriously starting to worry about multiple personalities, as they take over from the minute we enter a schools and there are a lot of them now – 6 to be precise ha, ha, ha.

So, watch out for the Toucane Series, out soon 4-8 year-olds.



Look out, here comes Toucane the Toucan


Toucane the Toucan, Polly the Parrot’s cousin will be with you soon. For slightly younger readers, this picture book will contain all the magic of the Polly’s Piralympics Series but will follow the adventures of Toucane the Toucan.

Set in St Lucia, South Africa, Toucane and his best friend Peet the Parrot share many adventures together, join them soon when Toucane Learns to Surf

Contains colouring pages, plus puzzles to solve.