Buy my Tick-Tock picture book today
I’m really excited to announce that my picture book: Tick-Tock is now on sale.
It tells the story of Layla, an inquisitive little girl who notices that her Grandpa has bought a new clock. She thinks it’s creepy…but then she notices a teeny, tiny door.
My rhyming tale invites you to find out what happens when she takes a closer look.
Tick-Tock is available now as a full-colour paperback from:
Why I wrote Tick-Tock
Tick-Tock is dedicated to my Dad, Stuart Griffiths (aka ‘Grandpa’) who has always loved to tell stories – and have a good laugh!
When he was a little boy, his mum and dad had an old grandfather clock. Every night they made sure that the clock’s large, stiff wooden door was firmly shut but each morning they would find the door wide open, as if someone or something had pushed it open. Creepy! So creepy, in fact, that they eventually got rid of it.
I thought it would be fun to imagine what would happen if a fun-loving grandpa bought a cuckoo clock and then waited to see his granddaughter’s reaction when she discovered what was hiding behind its teeny, tiny door.
My inspiration for Layla came from photos of my daughters when they were little. I hope my story and illustrations capture the unique bond between grandparent and grandchild and show that learning to tell the time can be fun – and noisy!
Watch me read Tick-Tock
Here’s a YouTube video of me reading Tick-Tock. I hope you enjoy it!
Do get in touch if you’ve posted your own video of you reading Tick-Tock to your children. I’d love to see it.