Joe The Author

I started writing children’s stories whilst studying to be a play therapist and playing around with different therapeutic stories wrote specifically for children. It was a process that I enjoyed so much, that I continued to write for fun afterwards and would share my favourite stories with the children that I teach.  I have built up a small collection. The ‘Owl That Didn’t Know How’ is one of my favourites and my first self-published book.

Carolina Caceido is Colombian and lives in Bogota.  We met a few years back through my wife and she has been adding illustrations to some of my favourite stories for a number of years now.  

Follow the innocent and curious Mr Owl around on his journey of discovery as to how things happen?….how things work?….. how can some things do that?…… how can some animals do other things? A book aimed at 2-6 year old early philosophers. Click on the book to follow the link to amazon OR To buy the book click use the Paypal link below and send your delivery address to me at

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‘My son loved this book! Big, simple and appealing illustrations and a great story that kept us both guessing! He giggled at the rhyming part and was left with a lot of his own questions. A good ‘thinking’ and explaining book that provides an opportunity for children and adults to discuss a range of topics. We hope there’s another!’

‘We’ve read it every night. She laughs out loud at the end when he asks ‘Why?’ and she loves to answer the How questions’

School Author Visits

If you are interested in having me come to your school to do a reading then please get in touch. I love sharing my books with schools, nurseries, children’s centres and libraries. Children love to find out how a book can develop from a simple idea in a notebook to a fully illustrated book available to buy

I also have a creative writing workshop which I can offer to classes in KS2 along with an opportunity to ask me some questions.