Written by Joey Walter - Illustrated by Ning-ning Li
Watch this space for the second book in the Jazz in the Jungle Trilogy, Oscar at the Opera. It’s in the pipeline, folks and we are really very excited! And, because we can’t keep anything secret…
here’s a sneak peak at one of our new characters, Gideon the Gazelle.
Jazz in the Jungle, my first published book was a lot of fun to write. We were driving home late one evening, the babe fast asleep in her carseat. I had begun to get itchy feet. Motherhood had started to feel a little stuffy. Amazing, but stuffy! I complained I wasn’t getting any time to write so, Ben said, ‘you have thirty minutes ‘til home. Write something’.
So, I did. The car trundled up the driveway half an hour later and Oscar the Ocelot had arrived home with us. The cute, furry feline had a lack of confidence and a passion for jazz, and I had the first draft of my first ever picture book! I then got in touch with the amazingly talented illustrator, Ning-ning Li and we’ve been working together ever since.