Falling In Love With A Black Rhino Calf

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I was lucky enough to meet this beautiful 2 month old black rhino calf the other day at Taronga Western Plains in Dubbo, NSW, Australia. The Taronga Conservation Society is involved in the International Rhinoceros Foundation’s bid to save black … Continued

Saving Elephants with Askari

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I had a fantastic evening last night saving elephants! As part of Animal Works I was helping to raise funds for the The Askari Project. The Askari Project were hosting a fundraiser event in Sydney to raise awareness about the … Continued

School Visit Sydney – Balgowlah

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This week I was invited to visit Balgowlah North Public School. I had such a brilliant time with these impassioned kids. They have been studying sustainability this term and knew all about endangered species and the problems our planet is … Continued

Ivory Trade Ban (Cracking Down on Illegal Ivory)

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Every year in Africa between 30,000-40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory. In 1900 there were 10 million, in 1979 there were 3 million, in 1989 there were 800,000 and now there are only 400,000 elephants left. It doesn’t taken … Continued

Australia Book Week

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I was lucky to be part of Australia Book Week at two primary schools in Sydney this year – Waverley Public School and Maroubra Bay Public School. The day I visited Waverley they were dressed up as characters from their … Continued

School Visit Drawing Class

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During one of my recent school visits in the UK, to Peppard Primary School, I did some drawing with the children – how to draw facial expressions. Due to popular request, we also covered how to draw plats. I’d like … Continued

Children’s Poem About Poaching

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The inspiration behind the creation of the POWEs series is to save endangered wildlife and to instil in children a love for wildlife and wild places. I firmly believe that if children fall in love with wildlife they will grow … Continued

School Visit Children’s Artwork

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  Following on from my recent amazing school visit tour, I received this lovely note from one of the schools. It is so fantastic to think that I might have inspired some children to be authors or illustrators themselves one … Continued

UK School Visit Book Tour

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July was a fantastically busy time for the POWEs. I returned to the UK, to undertake a series of school visits at local primary schools in my old home town of Henley. I had so much fun!   I got … Continued

News From The Field

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When you buy a copy of The POWEs And The Disappearing Tusks you are supporting these 3 fantastic charities. 20% of the profits from each book goes to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery, The Rhino Orphanage and Tusk. The Lilayi Elephant … Continued