Leighton Buzzard author’s new books will make children smile during lockdown

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A Leighton Buzzard author has the perfect antidote for lockdown, as he has published additional books about cool critters and creepy crawlies.

David Morgan, a teacher at Brooklands Middle School, hopes that families will be entertained by his fictional picture books, which are filled with fun facts about wildlife and nature.

Parents can read positive messages that are sure to cheer up children during lockdown, while they will also have fun reading the many rhymes within the pages.

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David, who previously featured in the LBO when he published new work in time for December, said: “I have written over 20 books since Christmas. These include: Single Celled Sensations, Friendly Flies and their Marvellous Maggots, Stunning Snakes are Happy Hissers, Beetles Boogie Best, Fabulous Frogs and Terrific Toads, Eelectrifying Eels, Awe Inspiring Owls, Cool Cows and Blazing Bulls, and many more.

David Morgan with his books.David Morgan with his books.
David Morgan with his books.

“These books are full of fascinating facts and little stories about each critter covered. I have also written four pure story books: The Hyena Who Couldn’t Laugh (about how being different is important and incredibly useful), The Bookshop Cats (rescuing someone in trouble), Hopalong Hopscotch (being happy with who you are), and Runaway Ragtime (finding adventure in the ordinary).”

David is now back teaching at Brooklands but his work doesn’t stop there, as the imaginative writer is now working on Magical Mythical Creatures, and World’s Wonderfully Weird Animals. He has also written an autobiography Really David !, as well as Animal Academy and Winnie’s Wonderful Wheelchair.

Talking about what inspires him to write, David explained: “A keen interest about the world around me. The knowledge that we are all unique, important and yet bound together by humanity, intelligence and caring.”

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Explaining why the books will help families during lockdown, he added: “Reading is a world within the pages of a book, sparking excitement and adventure.

“As Bilbo states in The Hobbit: ‘You never know where you’ll end up, when you first put a foot out of your front door’, and again, you never know where you’ll end up when you first open the pages of a new book.

“Reading takes us out of our immediate surroundings and then confirms that we are never alone, allowing us to look around with fresh eyes. C.S.Lewis said: ‘We read to know we are not alone’.

“You read to increase the power of your imagination, as exercise increases the power of your muscles.”