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Mich & Moose Adventures

By Vince Cleghorne

Mich and Moose love snowy mornings, but not everyone finds snow fun. Their friend Spinner the Spider has been trying to build her web all morning, but it keeps slipping off the ice. Mich and Moose set off on an adventure to help Spinner find the perfect place for her web.

Will it stick on a startled Cat?
Or on a fancy hat?
Maybe on a genie’s Tum?
But definitely not on witch’s bum!

Bug Soup

By Vince Cleghorne

Mrs. Hoop makes the soups for all the animals at her local zoo. Today, Mrs. Hoop received a super large soup order, but she’s lost her “Soup List”! Can you help Mrs. Hoop match each pot of soup with the correct animal?

Your children will have loads of fun looking at each soup’s ingredients and then trying to figure out which animal gets that soup. Then just turn the page to find out the answer.

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I want to be a Dino-kid!

By Vince Cleghorne

Who wouldn’t want to be a Dino-kid? After all, Dino-kids get to stay up late and watch TV! They take a bath in the local swimming pool! They scare away ghosts with a single ROARRR! And they can leap all the way to the moon and back!
…I want to be a Dino-kid!

 

I WANT TO BE A DINO-KID is a story that will appeal to parents and children who love to giggle as they read bedtime picture books. And after reading this book, I think every kid will want to be a Dino-kid.

 

HOO’S THERE?

By Vince Cleghorne

Is your child afraid of the things that go bump in the night?

This book can help get rid of these fears! Follow one exceptionally imaginative Owl, whose spooky ‘day’ is filled with unexpected sounds and noises. Every time she hears a noise, she tries to imagine what it could possibly be… only to find out that in reality, scary sounds aren’t really scary at all!

The ending will make even the most grumpy child laugh!

SMILES

By Vince Cleghorne

Where can you find the perfect smile?

Boost your child’s imagination and confidence by learning about different smiles, and why each and every smile is beautiful in its own way. Whether it’s a silvery smile with braces, a pirate smile with golden crowns, or a cute toddler’s smile with just one tooth, or a monkey’s smile hanging upside-down.

Perfect for early readers, this book features mischievous rhymes and charming illustrations that will make every child smile.

 

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VINCE CLEGHORNE

Author, Illustrator and Screenwriter.

“A children’s author should only be as silly as their middle and last names.” – Vince Adolphus Cleghorne (children’s author)

Vince spends his waking hours writing about animals that won’t be quiet, kids with huge hair, and very smelly witches. He’s been a film director, cartoonist, BBC playwright, screenwriter, and a ghost-writer. He has an unshakable ‘Go for it’ attitude and once landed in LA with very little cash, a huge suitcase, an animated screenplay and all of his fingers crossed. His claims to fame include buying Gandalf a whisky and attending the same school as a Beatle. He has written award-winning screenplays, novels, and children’s books, earning him praise from DreamWorks SKG, Richard Branson, and HRH the Prince of Wales. Vince is inspired by his son Kyle and his granddaughters Amber and Hollie, and at present lives in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter, with two very spoilt cats and a wealth of possibilities.

My Background

A little more about me and my expertise.

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Writing

Vince received his education and background in writing, illustration and design in Liverpool, England. His first love is children’s writing. Novels, novellas, short stories, picture books; Vince has written and illustrated them all. He has also ghostwritten a number of books of which he has said:
‘My clients bask in the public’s adoring gaze, while I am content to work quietly behind the scenes, writing prose that nestles in seamlessly with theirs.’

Screenwriting

As a screenwriter/playwright Vince has received many awards. He has written a number of screenplays that have been optioned by Raw Talent Films, MTV, and Walk the Line producer James Keach. He has also penned plays for the BBC, and written/directed a feature film starring French actress Morjana Alaoui.

 

Illustration

Vince has an extensive design record undertaking commissions from companies such as Sony, Tate Gallery, and Uni-Lever. His local work includes running creative workshops for youth organisations, schools, libraries and community groups. Vince’s illustrations and characters have been quoted as being “A step beyond Disney” Gail Stolze – DreamWorks SKG, “An obvious success” HRH The Prince of Wales, “Unique and Enchanting” Richard Branson.

Teaching

Vince has been a teacher to all ages from kindergarten to college. His strengths are in teaching special needs children and excluded children. Vince was an art teacher at Redbridge (special needs high school) for four years. At present, Vince teaches art and illustration at Everton Free School and Sports Academy

Up Coming Projects

Take a look at what I have coming up next.

A Crack In The Moon

Perfect for new readers by Vince Cleghorne

Release Date: TBA

Synopsis:
When a crack appears in the moon, Bat, Beaver, and Hedgehog beg Bear to fix it before the moon leaks, splinters, or falls out of the sky and flattens them like pancakes. But Bear is too tired, ready for his long winter’s sleep. Perhaps he can fix it in the springtime?
When Bear settles in for bed, however, his friends’ worries keep him up. So Bear draws up a plan to fix the moon, but it’s nothing like what his friends expected.

Frankenstyle

A spooky adventure by Vince Cleghorne

Release Date: TBA

What People think

Here are some of the latest reviews and comments from my readers.

Natalie Lenehan

A fabulous gift for young children. Great book. Bought for my daughter who thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Beautiful colourful illustrations and it has a lovely little story, filled with adventure, happiness and humour.

Miss S Green

If you know any kids who would find a smelly witch’s bum funny, then this is the book for you!  Perfect for toddlers, fabulous illustrations and brilliantly silly rhymes. My little cousins giggled over and over again – just wonderful!

Teresa Heldt

I bought this book for my niece to read to her little girl. I had a quick look at the illustrations & read the story before passing it on and they are all amazing & any child will enjoy this book.

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