James and the Biggest Fish in the Sea
My accidental story book for children. Ages 3 - 6
by Ian Lightbody
James is a boy who lives on a small island. He gets into some trouble when he catches the biggest fish in the sea. Find out how the fish saves James.
For ages 3 - 6.
The story behind the story:
My children have a regular bedtime routine. One night my daughter, Holly, was so tired I put her straight to bed. She stirred and realised that she had not had her bedtime story. Rather than taking her back into the lights of the living room, I decided to make up a story. She seemed to like it, so I told the same story, with a few improvements to my twin daughters, Isabelle and Amy. They liked it too.
I told my wife, Naomi, what had happened and she was keen to hear the story. She recommended that I write it down and create some illustrations to go with it. So here it is, my accidental story book.
The story is loosely based on my time on the islands in the Torres Strait where fishing is a part of everyday life.
I hope you like the story too.
Hi, live with my wonderful wife, Naomi, and my four delightful daughters in Brisbane, Australia. I'm a maths and science teacher with a keen interest in astronomy. I collect meteorites and tektites, and run an astronomy club at my school. I've just completed two masters degrees: an MBA specialising in leadership and a masters research degree, studying shared leadership in schools. I am trained as an executive/professional coach and have begun an educational consultancy in the area of leadership. My background as a leader and commissioner for Scouts Australia has allowed me to lead some amazing teams in Australia and to other parts of the world. I hope to write many more stories based on my travels and adventures.