Picture Books

Take a kite ride in the clouds, swim with dolphins, hold a piece of the sun, tango with a tidal wave, travel with prehistoric astronauts, pull the Devil's tail, fly in an inventor's hot air balloon, meet a mischievous magician, bureaucratic teapot, Sorcerer's Apprentice and fall in love with Three Oranges.

Welcome to this free to view and download collection of children's short stories, picture books, and gallery of artwork.  

The content of this website is suitable for all age groups.

Portfolio of Published Work

All the material here is the copyright of Dandi Palmer, unless otherwise stated, and should not be copied, published or otherwise infringed for financial gain.

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New Books
For Younger Children
For Older Children
For Everyone

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Picture books

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A picture book for older and younger children 

For Teenagers & Older, and Not Quite so Old, Children.

Minty finds a remarkable mouse.

Picture Books for Younger Children

Picture Books for Older Children

Dodo Books
Dodo Books

The Grunnick      Nothing but hot air.

Sunbeam Jewel   A little piece of sun.

Beaky and Squeaky

Dodo Books

Possomly's Bomb

Dolls and dolphins.      Beaky and Squeaky

  Prehistoric astronauts.        Possomly's Bomb

Dodo Books

Ganesha, the Elephant-faced God

Dodo Books

Mr Blot

Ganesha  The trouble with tusks.

Mr Blot   How to fill in forms. 

Dodo Books 

Two dragons - one forest!          Bumblechunk

The Devil meets his match.    Giselidis

Dancing Cloud and the Dragon Kite

Dodo Books

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Dancing Cloud  Kites, clouds and gods.

Sorcerer's Apprentice  The original version.

Dodo Books

Barnaby Bell's Hot Air Balloon

Dodo Books

The Love for Three Oranges

Inventor in a wig.  Hot Air Balloon

An obsession for fruit.  Love for Three Oranges


Barnaby's Blunder

Dodo Books

King of Dolphin Island

Barnaby Bell  First contact - by mistake!

Dolphin Island  Ghosts and a volcano.


The Tailor and Magician

Dodo Books

An Odd Alphabet

Embroidery for a greedy queen.  Tailor and Magician

Ever heard of a Poggle?  Odd Alphabet

Dodo Books

Sparrow's Nest  House hunting for birds.

Devil Dancer  Tango with a tidal wave.

Unfinished Picture Books

Fun for frogs. Fantasy football.
Hatching a surprise. Doorway to a different dimension.
Incomplete Picture Book


from "How to Draw Insects in Simple Steps" published by The Search Press
from "How to Draw Dinosaurs in Simple Steps" published by The Search Press

World in Your Kitchen Calendar 2012

for The New Internationalist and Amnesty


Illustrations, Flower Drawings, Paisley Patterns, John Gay's Fables, Sketchbook, and other Artwork.

Mostly of flowers, but also shells, frogs, rats, rabbits and the Southbank.

The PDFs of these pictures are between 1MB and 2MB

Photographs of Folkestone



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