Troubador Trop-Iggle

Released: 28/11/2017

ISBN: 9781788035866

Format: Paperback

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In Trop-Iggle, readers meet a laidback Iggle whose motto is: ‘why rush man?’ Trop-Iggle lives on a tropical island where the sun always shines and the sand is warm between your toes. After a little work serving drinks to tourists on a cruise ship, Trop-Iggle can relax by fishing, swimming or just lying in the shade of a tree. In the evening Trop-Iggle takes the children and their parents to the beach. Once they are sat quietly, this Iggle shows them something they will never forget. AMAZING IGGLES is a series of short stories that use repetition to explore language and speech. Each book contains colourful illustrations that will captivate young readers attention. John Benneyworth has created eight additional characters, including Mus-Iggle, Naut-Iggle and Phys-Iggle, and has a further 25 books planned for his new series, which will appeal to readers aged 3 years and over.

The start of a series of 10 fun Iggle characters with a further 25 planned


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John Benneyworth

Born mid WW2 John Benneyworth inherited a sense of fun and he considers himself fortunate to have lived through a remarkable period of history. Encouraged to seek knowledge he was introduced to books and children's characters of the era.

Educated at Woking Grammar School, in England, by eager young schoolmasters pleased to be home from the war, he qualified as a chartered accountant opening horizons to a career embracing leisure, films, music, the motor trade, the manufacture of hovercraft and container ships, and the ever changing print industry.

Travel in the UK, Europe and the USA expanded his experiences.

Throughout his career and travel his home has been in Woking, Surrey and Yateley, Hampshire in England.

Married for over 50 years he and his wife have two children and four grandchildren who have been encouraged to explore vocabulary through books and the appreciation of language.

Now in semi-retirement varied experience enables him to write fun books for children exploring their first steps in life and education helped by fictitious characters called 'Iggles'.

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