Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Monster eBook giveaway! Free Silly Monsters eBook and free coloring-in picture download!

I am scheduling a free kindle eBook giveaway of Silly Monsters ABC for this Friday and Saturday, 27th and 28th of April.

Cover picture from Silly Monsters ABC, a kid's kindle ebook


Note: FREE offer now expired, but do check back. More books will be offered free every month.

Here is a selection of quotes from the reviews on amazon.com:

"This is among the very best of the children's books for Kindle that I have seen." 


"BRILLIANT kids ABC book! . . . VERY creative text - I could read this book a million times over and never get tired of it."


"Cute little book. Very creative monsters. The descriptive words are sure to expand your child's vocabulary. My son enjoyed it."


"It is very well formatted for Kindle, both black and white and color (much better than the average Kindle picture book). "


"I've read quite a few of Gerald Hawksley's picture books and like the others this one is a lot of fun to read. ... Simply a book that is lot of fun, even as a fun read for adults who already know their alphabet."


You can sample the first few pages by using my Silly Monster Online eReading Device below.
(Unless you are browsing with IE6, in which case it won't work.)




And here is a picture of a hairy hipparoo from the book for you to color in!
Go to the download page and right-click or ctrl-click (Mac) to save to your computer. Then you can either color it in with crayons or markers, or open it in a paint program on your computer and color it in digitally!














Thursday, 19 April 2012

Another Experiment!

I am trying my own eBook sampler. Don't know if it works or not. Press the little arrows under the pictures to go back and forth. Needs a bit of tweaking, and prob. doesn't work in all browsers.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Rabbits eating carrot cake. Free picture for you to download and color in.

Here is another picture, this time from my Kindle children's picture book Jake Bakes Cakes for you to download and color in.
Go to the download page and right-click or ctrl-click (Mac) to save to your computer. Then you can either color it in with crayons or markers, or open it in a paint program on your computer and color it in digitally!





Here is how I colored in the picture!

Picture of rabbits eating carrot cake from my kindle children's picture book

Monday, 16 April 2012

Another free kindle children's picture book!

kindle children's ebook, free for limited time



Note: FREE offer now expired, but do check back. More books will be offered free every month.


Maisy Daniels, who lives in a small cottage on the other side of the river Snood with her cat, Doggerel, is a very good friend of mine. I recently published her book Horse and Hen Count to Ten on the Kindle. Now we are offering it FREE via amazon for two days starting tomorrow, April 17th.


Picture from Kindle picture book for children

Picture from Kindle picture book for children

Picture from Kindle picture book for children

The Lost Art of the Elf bottle

Illustration of the means by which messages were delivered in the olden days
The Lost Art of the Elf Bottle

Of course, in the olden days, everyone used to communicate by elf bottle. You spoke into the elf's magic bottle, which he would then deliver to whomever you chose for sixpence. The words sometimes got muddled up en route, but that was part of the charm.

Nowadays, when everything is done by steam engines and electric string it is easy to forget what life was like in our grandparents' day.

Scenes from Modern Life No.24 ; itinerant sprout vendor

Drawing of an itinerant sprout vendor

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The "Bobtail" Woodland Touring Conveyance

Illustration of a rabbit driving a car that runs on carrot juice

Free Kindle children's book (limited time Kindle freebie)

To celebrate the publication in paperback (by me) of Don't Juggle Bees, I am making the Kindle version FREE for a couple of days. So, if Amazon sorts it out, you should be able to download the Kindle version of Don't Juggle Bees FREE today and tomorrow (April 11th and 12th).

Note: FREE offer now expired, but do check back. More books will be offered free every month.





Cover illustration for Don't Juggle Bees, A silly rhyming kindle picture book for children by Gerald Hawksley

Monday, 9 April 2012

Do eat bananas when you can. A free picture for you to color in.

Here is a black and white version of one of the pictures from my book Don't Juggle Bees for you download and color in. You can either download it to print out and color in with crayons or markers, or open it in a Paint program on your computer and color it digitally!
(NB. This is an experiment - there is no guarantee that this will work. Please let me know if it does!)


Saturday, 7 April 2012

One afternoon at half past four

illustration of a silly poem for kids about a ghost
One afternoon,
At half past four,
A ghost came
Knocking at my door.

"How nice of you
To visit me!
Have some cake!
Have some tea!"

Monday, 2 April 2012

Little Star Books

Little Star Books is a little eBook publishing venture I have embarked upon with celebrated children's book author and editor, Moira Butterfield. We are just publishing to Amazon's Kindle at the moment. Our first two titles are now live. (In fact one of them is downloadable for free right now (April 2nd and 3rd))

The two titles are: My Happy Book and My Busy Book

Or if you are in the UK: My Happy Book and My Busy Book


Professor Elephant's Rabbit Transit System

An illustration of Professor Elephant's Rabbit Transit System