The Nightmare Warriors
Isabella-Rose and Boots were best friends. Isabella was the country
dancing ballerina champion of the world, while her pet and best buddy
Boots was a rainbow coloured cat who barked like a dog.
They were a pair of nightmare warriors who entered the nightmares
of young children to turn them into happy dreams.
Their neighbours Delilah and Ruby
asked for their help, because their
uncle was locked up in a castle
guarded by unicorns who’d been
turned evil by King Trump, whose
powers came from his evil trumpet.
Boots had a great plan - she would distract the unicorns with
her magic bark, then Isabella could release her neighbours’
uncle and save him from the evil King Trump.
But Isabella also wanted to save the unicorns
from the evil trumpet. She confronted King
Trump, pirouetted and kicked him to the floor.
KAPOW! BANG! SMASH!
The trumpet smashed into a thousand bits.
Delilah and Ruby, who had been having nightmares,
soon had their happy dreams back and were over the
moon because the unicorns had become friendly and
were now Boots’s friends.
King Trump then became Isabella’s dance partner
and they all lived happily ever after in their dreams in
Rainbow Rain and the Meteorite Shower
One day on a planet so far away
there are two lonely superheroes living different lives.
who is half blue
green, lives in a
His name is Hunter.
He is small, muscly
and has long curly
hair, which he puts
in a ponytail that
he’s proud of.
The other lives in the tip. His name is Gaga Smell.
He is tall and thin, wears a colander on his head and smells very bad.
Hunter flies there and Gaga Smell
teleports himself there.
Suddenly rainbow coloured meteorites start falling from outer space, sparkling
like disco balls. Everyone’s screaming and running around frantically like
Out of the blue, the two superheroes appear.
Hunter freezes the meteorites
and Gaga Smell melts them so
they fall from the sky like
The crowd is ecstatic, clapping and
jumping around like Zebedee.
The two superheroes fist pump each other in
mid-air and the crowd gathers around them,
saving the world.
They fly home together.
The two superheroes
become best friends
and are never lonely again.
The Skateboarding Hedgehog and Dog
Once upon a time, there was a Mexican hedgehog called Billy.
He was green and black and loved to skateboard.
One day he was skating near his favourite river and saw a blue dog
with pink stripes, which made him jump. He’d never seen anything like it before.
The skateboard flew off down the hill and splashed into the water.
SPLASH! Luckily the dog had a fishing rod.
Billy said, “Hi, my name is Billy - you gave me a fright. What’s your name?”
“My name’s Paddy and I like fishing. What do you like to do?”
“I love to skateboard,
but it’s splashed into the water!”
“Maybe you can use my fishing rod to
try and get it out.”
“Yes please, that would be wonderful.”
Paddy tried and tried but all he could catch was
bits of wood and old boots.
They couldn’t find it anywhere.
Paddy felt so bad that he took Billy to the skateboard shop and bought
him a brand new one.
A few days later Billy was on his new skateboard,
skating by the river to see if he could find Paddy.
Paddy came flying alongside Billy on the skateboard they
had thought was lost at the bottom of the river.
Now they can skateboard together forever.
The End of the Beginning
It had been a long day for the
now-tiring tigress for she’d
been running as fast as she could,
trying to keep her three six month
old cubs together and away from
the vibrating, whirring human
sound that had been pursuing
She was downwind and could
smell human sweat - they were
definitely getting closer.
As she laboured for breath, she was
aware that the thick grass of the
Savanna was getting thinner and that
the food they all needed was
When a fence loomed up ahead she realised capture
or death was inevitable.
She decided to charge the thing that chased her and turned
around defiantly, sending her cubs tumbling down in a ravine.
Ben Gali, the runt of the litter, fell down a small hole by a tree,
separating him from his mother and siblings. Unfortunately, his
head hit a rock and he was knocked unconscious.
A large net came down from the whirring thing and enveloped the tigers as
excited human sounds filled their ears.
The tigress felt a sudden pain in her side, then there was white light and darkness.
Sleep for her and profit for the infamous Lord Wink.
Lord Wink was known as the Fat Man,
not just because of his enormous
proportions, but also because
of his selfish wish for more-more-more.
He was the leader of the Creedon Party,
which had been nicknamed the Greedy
Party. Lord Wink’s stepdaughter Tilly
was with him on his hunting trip and
decided to go on a hike because she
was sick of the compound where they
She gathered up her backpack, some bacon sandwiches and milk and set off.
She’d been walking for half an hour when she came upon tyre tracks
and big and little paw prints. It was getting hotter so she headed to the
shade of a small tree at the end of the ravine where she heard a faint mewing.
Ben Gali had just woken up in the dark with a strange sweet smell in his
nostrils, overpowered by another, meaty smell.
as was Tilly,
Who was trying
to discover the
source of the sound.
As she looked down the
hole, Ben Gali charged and
head-butted her out of the way.
“Meow-ow-ow,” said Ben Gali.
“Who are you?” said Tilly, who could see fear
in the cub’s eyes. She thought, Ha, but I
have bacon! so offered a bit to the cub who nearly bit her
hand off. “Woah, gently now!” she said, then gave the cub a
whole sandwich and some milk from her flask.
The cub stopped being scared as he ate and drank.
As Tilly stroked him she thought, What am I going to do
with you? She thought for a while then decided to smuggle
him home with her in a cat basket.
The year is much
sooner than you
As concerns for
well-being of our
world reach fever
pitch, those we
regard as our
guardians seem less
to protect the
wisdom that teaches
us to protect our planet
and hand on a healthy
ecology to subsequent
generations has been replaced
by a belief that we’re better off
deploying all our considerable wealth,
tech and resources just on ensuring own
species’ survival, as if other forms of life
on Earth don’t matter. But the younger
generation disagree and retain the
instinct to protect all life.
If youth is wasted on the young
then older generations
are wasting their
the scrap heap.
With Ben Gali safely hidden in Lord Wink’s mansion, he told Tilly what had been
happening to his habitat and, realising how important it was to speak up, she set
up Tiger Tube on social media so young people could talk about these things and
decide what they should be doing about the Earth’s disastrous future. Out of this
came a powerful social movement, the Inner Sense Front, which organised
international festivals so that all ages, religions and genders could be heard
across the globe, alongside the voices of all the animals.
Machines and black smoking lorries ploughed through the middle of
the dancing people, pushing them apart like a wave to start the fracking,
causing confusion and bringing the festival to a halt, crushing trees
and bands in their path. Lord Wink was driving a lorry, shouting
“We’re taking over this land!”
Humans and animals would come together in their millions from far and wide,
from every corner of the world, to celebrate the Earth.
Tilly and Ben Gali were full of excitement but also nerves.
They’d had years of watching and listening to the likes of the Greedy Party and
grown up at a time where the Earth was suffering badly so now they hoped their
voices would be heard and that the Greedy Party and all groups like it would stop
the destruction of the planet and join them in making the world a better place to
live in and a better place to share.
They chose a site for the festival, which Lord Wink had scheduled for fracking, and
tens of thousands of people attended but as it was underway the Greedy Party
attacked it, driving into it with their fracking equipment and mining crews.
But the festival-goers got together and made themselves into a human,
wall, stopping the machines in their tracks and preventing the fracking
from going ahead. Wicked Lord Wink had been foiled!
Good evening, I’m here with Tilly Wink, estranged stepdaughter of Lord
Percival Wink, the outspoken leader of the Greedy Party. Miss Wink has been
equally outspoken in her opposition to her stepfather’s activities. The hereditary
peer is known for his greed and thoughtlessness but what has been less well
publicised are his stepdaughter’s tireless efforts to oppose him.
Miss Wink is the founder of the hugely popular social media platform Tiger Tube
and just three years ago its subscribers formed what is fast becoming a
political phenomenon, the Inner Sense Front, already taking seats in many
European countries and around the globe, although largely ignored by
mainstream media. They’re getting their message out with an unstoppable
momentum and a body of people behind them that dwarfs the likes of Twotty and
BookerFace. It’s becoming difficult to find anyone who hasn’t heard of Tilly Wink
and her incredible talking tiger. I asked Miss Wink to summarise the new
movement for our viewers.
“Inner Sense is something we all have. We recognise that the environment
is changing and that our planet is in real trouble.
All of us have a sense inside telling us something is wrong.
The problem is that not enough people are listening to that inner sense.
Too many are stuck in a rut that prevents them from acting.
Perhaps they feel they can do nothing.
Maybe they believe no one will listen.
However, one thing we all know from history
is that when enough people stand together and
simply refuse to be silenced, we can effect
real and positive change.”
Three months later, in a hastily called General Election, Tilly’s party
was overwhelmingly voted in and as Prime Minister, with Ben Gali as
her deputy, she reversed all the laws that allowed the destruction of
the planet and turned the world a brighter shade of green.
This was just a beginning ...
Sometimes things can get tricky.
Sometimes things can get sticky.
Sometimes you’re stuck in a fix.
What to do?
Who to call?
How to unstick the tricky fix?
Call for the nightmare warriors,
the lonely superheroes,
the skateboarding pals
and tiger cubs!
They’ll save the planet, save the day,
defeat the bad guys and make friends.
Everyone needs friends (even bad guys.)
Just open this book.
Just take a good look
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Lots and lots and lots of love.