Eddie the Elephant and the Pirate Treasure

It’s the first day of the summer holidays and what better way to celebrate the end of school than a beach party? There’ll be jam tarts, buns, apples, cheese sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, orange juice, oh, and something else, too – an extra strong, industrial strength, elephant-proof bouncy castle for a very special guest! Join Eddie the Elephant and Jackie as they head for Bakewell Beach, the home of the legendary pirate, Henry Slade.

Written for two- to eight-year-olds, “Eddie the Elephant and the Pirate Treasure” is the ideal tool for teachers, parents, therapists and school counselors to show children no matter how different we are, and no matter how much we disagree with each other, we can always use kindness, compassion and empathy to unite us.

The antics of brave, big hearted but bumbling Eddie will have children in fits of giggles and the story’s descriptions of beach party preparations and hunting for pirate treasure will make every child want to join in with the fun.


The book is available online from all good suppliers including Amazon, W H Smith and Waterstones as well as directly from the publisher





A long-time resident of North Wales where he lives with his family, Colin Ridyard spent his formative years in the idyllic foothills of the Snowdonia Mountain Range attending schools in both Caernarvon and Bangor. Very much a country boy at heart, he has fond memories of catching trout in the meandering mountain streams, gathering nuts and berries from overladen trees and bushes and drinking ice-cold, fresh water from the hillside springs so pure and clear it sparkled like rainbow diamonds held up to a sun-kissed sky.

Currently an academic researcher, Colin divides his time between writing novels and children’s stories and working across various academic fields including randomised clinical trials, database design and infection control. He has more adventures for Eddie the Elephant planned and in his free moments, continues to train for his 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate, spend time with his family and walk in his beloved Snowdonia mountain range.

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