Books Gavin Puckett - Children's book author

Fables from the Stables

Design by Faber.

Illustrations (c) Tor Freeman

Murray the Horse

Murray the Horse
Gavin Puckett – Illustrated by Frank Rodgers

Murray the horse dreams of winning big races just like the rest of his family but he has one problem - he's just not that fast! When horse Ned Plumb twists his ankle at the start line, his jockey spots Murray in the crowd and says, 'Fancy a race?' Murray finally gets his chance to shine and beat the neigh-sayers with a rather unusual race technique...

Written in winning verse, the accessible, bonkers writing in Murray the Horse will charm boys and girls age 7-11 (and horse-lovers of all ages), and is complemented by Frank Rodgers' modern classic black-and-white line illustrations, and has a great message about believing in yourself and following your dreams.

You can buy Murray the Horse here

Murray the Horse
Hendrix the Rocking Horse

Hendrix the Rocking Horse
Gavin Puckett – Illustrated by Tor Freeman

An ordinary horse with a very ordinary and really quite boring little life... until a rock band called The Tumbling Pebbles come to town.

As the music pounds across the hills, Hendrix discovers he has an ear for music! And then he comes across the band's guitar - it flies out the rear of the bus as the musicians leave the sleepy village - and Hendrix knows there is no looking back. He decides to put on a concert of his own. He ties a pair of pants round his head. Socks round his wrists.

He is Hendrix the Rocking Horse!

You can buy Hendrix the Rocking Horse here

Hendrix the Rocking Horse
Colin the Cart Horse

Colin the Cart Horse
Gavin Puckett – Illustrated by Tor Freeman

Colin was a cart horse,
Hay his favourite treat,
It was ever so soft and incredibly sweet,
But the day he branched out and broadened his diet...
Why, who could have guessed it would trigger a riot?
Gavin Puckett, Welsh comic extraordinaire, brings us another wonderful tale of rhyming fun and nonsense, in the very best tradition of Edward Lear and Hilaire Belloc.

You can buy Colin the Cart Horse here

Colin the Cart Horse
Murray the Race Horse

Murray the Race Horse
Gavin Puckett – Illustrated by Tor Freeman

Murray the Race Horse.  A new, coloured version of Murray the Horse.  Illustrated by Tor Freeman.  Available to purchase now. 

You can buy Murray the Race Horse here

Poppy the Police Horse

Poppy the Police Horse
Gavin Puckett – Illustrated by Tor Freeman

Poppy is a sniffer horse, with the best nose in the business.  Unfortunately, she's also the laziest horse the police force ever had.  But, when Poppy falls victim to a sneaky villain who pilfers her tasty pie, things begin to change.  Can Poppy catch the crook before it's too late?

You can buy Poppy the Police Horse here

Hayley the Hairy Horse

Hayley the Hairy Horse
Gavin Puckett – Illustrated by Tor Freeman

Hayley worked at the horse factory.

Her hair was sheer perfection.  It shone so bright, you could see your reflection.

One day violinist Vincent La-Rue tries to take Hayley's tail for his violin bow.

She had to be strong, this horse couldn't fail.

There was no way on earth he was stealing  her tail

You can buy Hayley the Hairy Horse here

My Daddy is Hilarious!

My Daddy is Hilarious!
Gavin Puckett – Illustrated by Chris Jevons

Dad usually looks pretty cool, so it's a bit surprising when he appears with an outlandish new hairstyle ... and eccentric clothes ... and a flippers ... and a diving mask!  What's going on?

 

You can buy My Daddy is Hilarious! here