The Legend of Sidney Sneed - available for sale 

Sidney Sneed, centipede is the best footballer in the mini-beast football league. Because he's a centipede, Sidney Sneed doesn't bruise and doesn't bleed, so he can ride tackles with ease. Sidney mesmerizes all comers with 100 odd legs until one day, the ants come to play with a new tactic called 'smother'.

Now for sale at FASTPRINT and from amazon but must click HannBooks to get signed copy


Sidney is available for Transfer to any football club

Sidney spent the 2012/13 season ‘on loan’ at Brentford Football Club Community Trust where he entertained children in several Brentford schools with his silky skills.

Feedback from Brentford FC trial

From teachers

“Beneficial for all children. First child to stand up and tell the first part of their group’s story has a statement for speech and language – he has never volunteered in this way before”  
“Great for encouraging children to interact with each other in mixed ability groups. 5/5 for Sidney Sneed book”  
“A thoroughly entertaining book for all groups, engaging our most reluctant readers”

Griffin Park Learning Zone 

"We were able to use ’The Legend of Sidney Sneed’ to add a new dimension (and topic) to the Storytelling Workshops that was very well received by participating schools. Using the books as part of the session and having real, professionally printed hard copies for the pupils to practice with had a very positive impact on the participants – in one school the pupils wanted to keep a copy for themselves!"


If you want Sidney to play at your club get in touch with his agent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My aim is to introduce Sidney to every football club in the land and perhaps even further afield – will Sidney get a call up for the mini-beast World Cup in Brazil? Watch this space…

Other Children’s Stories

Some of the characters still on the drawing board include: 

Bumble Bee Ten

This thoughtful Bee seems like a dangerous revolutionary to his fellow hive members, but Bumble Bee Ten just wants to explore his sensitive side, express himself and stand out from the crowd. He is fed up with his buzz and his hum and with making honey. He wants to listen to music, change the colour of his stripes and make jam, marmalade or lemon curd. But what will Queen Bumble say when she hears about it?

Plus... just how do bees make honey? 

Adrian the Alien

This mischievious adventurer crash landed in the sea. He didn't want to be there, he hadn't had his tea. A salutory lesson for all aspiring rocket pilots of what not to do when your Mum isn't looking.

Wizard Randolph Kilduff

When four small boys decide to tease a one armed recluse who lives in a cave they find they are not as brave as they thought they were after one of the boys decides to tug the old man's beard. Learn where the magic comes from in this wonderful rhyming morality tale.

I would love to hear what you think of these new members of the family - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase the Grumblegroar or The Legend of Sidney Sneed £5.99 plus P&P (subject to stock);


Other activities

I do talks on SAS Operation Galia and also have done events for schools based around the children’s stories and the Galia book. If interested please contact me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.