BULLY GOAT GRIFF is a humorous and heart-warming tale of a Snowdonia mountain billy goat who goes too far to get what he wants and discovers, with help from friends who never give up on him, that he can turn his life around for the better, appreciate the joy that acts of courage and kindness can bring and finally reach for his dreams. Especially written for children aged 7-12 years with humorous and charming illustrations by Patrick Coombes. ISBN: 978-1-913637-25-5 Published March 2021 by Jelly Bean Books Price: £6.99+p&p

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About the Author

Hello! Thank you for visiting my website! My name is Helyn Latimer and I'm a children's author. I have been writing scripts for many years but I have now written my first children's book, BULLY GOAT GRIFF! The book is due to be published and officially launched on 1st March 2021- perfect for St David's Day as the action all takes place in Wales! I'll tell you all about it in a moment!
First, a little bit about me...
I'm a puppeteer, musician, actor and teacher, with over twenty five years of experience working in television, theatre and schools. I trained at The Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and then later completed my PGCE in Swansea. I have also worked extensively as a music tutor with Community Music Wales and have been part of the creative team for Welsh National Opera Max. I have visited hundreds of schools, libraries, small theatres and community centres throughout Wales performing with Puppet Theatre Wales through the medium of English and Welsh. Becoming an author has been a big dream of mine for a long time, so I'm delighted now to present to you my first book, BULLY GOAT GRIFF! 
I am already in the process of writing my next book and I am sure there will be many more to follow!

BULLY GOAT GRIFF is set in Wales - so be prepared to get your tongue around a little bit of the Welsh language! (Don't worry, translations are provided!) The story focuses on the issue of bullying but also celebrates the strength of friendship and support that we all need to reach our potential and to do our best.
The book is suitable for children age 7-12 years...and, well, for anyone who loves goats really!
In addition to being a gentle, humorous and entertaining personal read, it is also an ideal resource to use in the classroom. My teacher's hat is on so look out for some teaching resources that may be useful!
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Author visits and Workshops

Author visits and Workshops
Booking opportunities are now open for author visits to schools, libraries, bookshops and festivals for 2021 and 2022.
Helyn is a very entertaining puppeteer and a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable presentation is guaranteed to delight and inspire young readers! The presentation lasts for 30 minutes followed by a Q&A session. A visit may also provide the opportunity for book sales to be organised and for children to have their own copies of the book signed.
The author visit is FREE if 30 or more books are purchased. 

Her new book, BULLY GOAT GRIFF is ideal for children aged 7-12 years.

BULLY GOAT GRIFF can be purchased directly from this website or ordered through local book stores throughout Wales. It is also listed with a top 5-star award on the Amazon children's literature section.
Should you wish to enquire about ordering multiple copies or organise a possible author visit, then please do send an email with the details of your school/library/bookstore/community space or event. I'd be delighted to hear from you!


Bully Goat Griff

Bully Goat Griff

A humorous and heart-warming tale of a billy goat who goes too far to get what he wants and discovers, with help from his friends who never give up on him, that he can turn his life around for the better and finally reach for his dreams. Suitable for ages 7-12 years.