Animals, Juvenile Fiction

“Have you ever seen a sheep standing tiptoe on the ears
of a very tall giraffe while a crowd looks on and cheers?
And have you seen an owl helping them to tug
a rainbow from the sky, like a multi-colored rug?”

This is the story of Mala the rhino who can’t help feeling blue after her friend moves away. Her friends, an owl, a sheep and a not-so-humble giraffe get together with sun and create a crazumptious plan to show Mala that blue is as beautiful as all the other colors. This colorful story of friendship and love will delight children while encouraging them to embrace their emotions in a healthy way.

Amanda Jayne is a teacher, heart circle coach and a holistic health practitioner who is finally getting around to writing those books she has always wanted to write. As a child, Amanda found safety, comfort and a gateway to imagination in the books she read, and the desire to create this for others. In an effort to help young readers see the magical pictures and colours she imagines, she decided to have a go at illustrating them herself. In the past, Amanda Jayne worked in the mental health field and in 2009, after gaining her masters in Spiritual Psychology, she became passionate about the importance of emotional and self-cultivation in the midst of a world filled with overwhelming mental stimulation. She has spent a good deal of her life living in or wandering around countries other than her native England. She loves trees, art, making up stories for kids, karaoke, cats and dark chocolate, not necessarily in that order. These days she teaches health and emotional wellness workshops and writes books. She lives in a quiet corner of Kent and tries, but usually fails, to stay there for long periods of time.