Have you read ‘No more adventures?’

The book, No more adventures?, by Nannie RaRa has been enhanced by illustrations by the very talented Lara Wallington.

In ‘No more adventures?’ the first of the tales of Grandad’s Magic Dust to be published, the grandchildren help Grandad to make alacamparanica, one of the image3ingredients.

They start with a half chewed sweet, then powder from a butterfly wing. There are several other items they need to use to make the alacamparanica.  The journey has been marvellously illustrated by Lara who has brought the characters to life.

Lara has really captured  Alex’s expression when he gets nipped by the crab. You can also meet Lia, James, Harvey and Alex as they follow Alan who guides them to the snake.

Expect to hear more of the illustrator Lara Wallington in the future.

You can get “No more adventures?” from Amazon either in paperback or as an electronic book – both are illustrated.


Smile of a Viking

Nannie RaRa’s book, No more adventures? is now out in paperback. You can read all about the adventures of Lia, Harvey, James, Alex, Edmund and Alan as they search for the ingredients for the alacamparanica to help Grandad make his magic dust.

You can find out how they make a Viking smile, but they have to find one first.

No more adventures? is available in both paperback and as an eBook


No more adventures?

The first tale from the Grandad’s Magic Dust series, No more adventures?, by Nannie RaRa is now available on Amazon.

Grandad has run out of his Magic Dust so the grandchildren can’t have any more adventures. They offer to make the missing alacamparanica but it needs a half-chewed sweet, powder from a butterfly wing, a tail of a lizard, nip of a crab, song of a robin, hiss of a snake and smile of a Viking.

No more adventures? follows the grandchildren as they search for the ingredients. As the grandchildren add the ingredients to make the alacamparanica the mixture changes colour and they must quickly put it into a box that new colour.

Will they find everything they need?

Have you seen a Viking smile?

The Grandad’s Magic Dust books were originally written by Nannie RaRa for her grandchildren, with the grandchildren the main characters in each book. .

Now you can enjoy the stories, each with a little bit of magic thrown in. The books are for children from four upwards.

The books started when there were only four grandchildren, now there are six. The grandchildren grow up with each book. Harvey was originally found as a snow baby, and in this book he is about three years old, not quite able to talk fully – he says ‘NortNorts’ instead of Octonauts but is very good at singing with the robin. Alan, the oldest, feels he’s a bit old for adventures but doesn’t take much persuading to join in and he is really valuable making the boxes.

Who will you be in the story: James, Edmund, Alex, Lia, Alan or Harvey?

No more adventures? is available as both an eBook or paperback

Counting Creatures

Counting Creatures from Nannie RaRa is the counting game for children aged between 4 and 6. The game uses pictures of real creatures to teach children how to count up to 10. There are also interesting facts to learn about the creatures. Meet Bessie Beetle, Gregory Grasshopper and their friends.

Counting Creatures turns the task of learning to count into a fun game so that children enjoy numbers from an early age. Children love repetition – they like having the same story read over and over again, so adding up over and over again is fun for them and the variations in numbers and creatures will keep their attention.

Counting creatures has different ways to count: count the creatures and press the correct number; count the creatures and press the correct word; touch each insect up to the correct number; and touch first one creature then the other to learn the many ways two numbers add up to ten.

The screens have various numbers of creature – count how many there are and press the correct button. The game tells you if you are correct and you can try again if you are wrong or go to another challenge with a different number and type of creature.

If you get the right answer first time you get a gold star and the game records your top five scores.

Children also like learning facts – think of their interest in dinosaurs and how they pick up and remember all the long complicated names. ‘Meet the creatures’ has details of the creatures encountered when playing the game and this section encourages children to know about them.

Download Counting Creatures from Amazon or from Google Play,

There is also a free version with fewer creatures and without the advanced screen with two creatures to be counted one after the other.