Comics and cartoons make learning fun!
When you learn while having fun, you never forget what you learn.
A parent or teacher knows that there's nothing like pictures to grab a child's attention. That's why I create educational graphic novels and cartoons. The idea is to provide learning resources that are informative AND engaging.
My work is all about Nature and environment. Kids naturally gravitate to these subjects and are increasingly exposed to troubling news about very serious issues, such as climate change. It's important to talk to them about these things clearly and positively, in a way that offers solutions and inspiration for the future.
My main comic book character, Captain Polo the polar bear even has his own blog where you'll find some cool free stuff to download - check it out!
The road to COP26
Authors and Educators on a Mission is a small group of environmental authors and educators seeking opportunities for speaking engagements and/or partnerships leading into the Climate Change talks taking place in Glasgow this year.
The Adventures of Captain Polo: Pole to Pole
Setting out to find food in a melting Arctic landscape, Captain Polo finds himself back on the ocean waves in his trusty sailing boat, falling into one crazy adventure after another. Except this time, he is sailing to the tune of a secret agenda planned by a hidden stowaway!
"Fantastically enjoyable graphic novel with an eco-conscious theme - educational and thought-provoking for children and adults alike."
"How do you teach your young kids about global warming? There are at least two problems. First, it's a scary subject, and Second, there's science involved. As a parent or teacher of young kids, how do you start? The answer? Use Captain Polo!"
Richard, Amazon customer
"Captain Polo's adventures provide a powerful learning tool that raises awareness in a way that's both engaging and enjoyable on a very serious topic that affects us all. I highly recommend this adventure - it is timely and relevant to us all as global citizens."
Ashton Berry, Global Climate Change Programme Coordinator, BirdLife International
"...Captain Polo's adventures are a great way to get your child started on climate literacy."
Asha Alexander, Principal and Executive Leader of Climate Change at GEMS Education, Dubai, UAE.
"...What a great concept - the comic book where goodies and baddies have battled it out over time - provides such an easy, engaging and energetic medium to understanding one of the most important issues of our time."
Liz Carlile, Director of Communications, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
The Adventures of Captain Polo Box Set
Captain Polo Books 1, 2 and 3 all in one!
Captain Polo's Climate Action Calendar
Available in UK and US editions.
Featuring extracts from the Captain Polo adventures and two entirely new mini stories, each month focuses on a particular aspect of the climate and environmental crisis, bringing useful insight and practical, day to day action tips for adopting a more sustainable lifestyle.
The calendar sends a message of hope for each month of the year - perfect to hang on the wall in the office, at home or at school!