Amy Wild - Animal Talker
Have you ever wished you could talk to animals? I have and I often imagine what they might be saying to me. That's been great practice for writing Amy Wild Animal Talker because all the animals speak but Amy is the only human who can understand what they're saying.
I'm not going to tell you why Amy has such an amazing secret power. You'll discover that when you read the books. You'll also meet the animals of Clamerkin Island who, along with Amy, are the stars of these stories.
The most important of the animals are Plato the parrot, Hilton the Cairn terrier and four cats called Willow, Einstein, Isambard and Bun. Together with Amy, they make up the Clamerkin Clan - the group that look after the Island and try to put wrong things right. Other animals turn to the Clan for help when they have problems and it's usually those problems that trigger the stories.
The books are illustrated by Desideria Gucciardini who has brought the characters to life exactly as I imagined them.
Kimpton's entertaining Amy Wild books are proving a big hit with young readers who are enchanted by the spellbinding stories of a girl who can talk to animals. And at their heart are valuable life lessons about kindness, helping friends, honesty and understanding. Special stories for special little girls...
Lancashier Evening Post review of The Furry Detectives
The well constructed, simple plot makes for an exciting read and the quirky illustrations enliven the text on nearly every page.
Carousel review of The Lost Treasure
The Secret NecklaceShortlisted for the Explore Books Award
Amy doesn't want to move away from her friends to live on Clamerkin Island. But when she arrives, her great-aunt gives her a necklace with a secret power and Amy discovers she can talk to animals when she's wearing it. Amy can't wait to make lots of new furry and feathery friends ... but will it be that simple?Buy from Amazon
The Musical Mouse
Amy's first day at her new school is made even more exciting by the appearance of a musical mouse. The teachers don't like their squeaky visitor. Can Amy find the mouse a new home before the headmaster catches up with it?
The Mystery Cat
A storm has hit the Island and left Amy with a problem - a playful ginger cat who's lost his home and his memory. Amy wants to look after the mystery cat, but can she track down his owners before his naughty antics get her into real trouble.
The Furry Detectives
Amy and her animal friends turn detective when things start to go missing on the Island. The soon discover there's feathery or furry thief at work, but can they catch the culprit before anything else is stolen?
The Great Sheep Race
Amy's thought of a great fund raiser for her school fair - a Great Sheep Race. But the sheep on the Island have rather woolly ideas when it comes to running. Can Amy and her animal friends get them on the right track before the big day?
The Star-Struck Parrot
Amy is thrilled when she's picked to me an extra in a movie being filmed on the Island. But Plato, the star-struck parrot, dreams of being on the big screen too. Can Amy help Plato land his perfect part?
The Lost Treasure
When an ancient ring is discovered on Clamerkin Island, everyone starts digging for lost treasure - turning the animals' lives upside down. Can Amy help them without revealing the secret of her magic necklace?
The Vanishing Cat
Amy loves being part of the secret clan that looks after the animals on Clamerkin Island. When one of her furry friends goes missing, Amy faces her biggest mystery yet? Can she save Willow, the Siamese cat?
A note for American readers
The Amazon links are to amazon.co.uk. In the USA, you can buy the Amy Wild books from Usborne Books and More.