Ballarat author Ken Hughes has turned simple stories of the Australian bush written for his grandson overseas in to a trilogy of books with an anti-bullying message.
His Bundy the Kangaroo series comes after the horseman turned author sold more than 300,000 colouring books to Hungry Jacks and Beechworth Bakery.
The books contain some of the Australian wildlife characters that are now in his novels, with both books sharing the Say No to Bullying sentiment.
The novels also promote good manners, morals and behaviour.
“I never dreamed that one day I would be a writer. I was always called a dummy at school and was bullied,” Mr Hughes said.
“Bullying exists in the school yard, it can be found in the work place, and in relationships. One of the ways to help children is to get them reading educational fun adventure books like Bundy so they can learn from the cute and furry animals.”
Mr Hughes is looking for a publisher to take on his books, which are available at firstname.lastname@example.org.