The Human Bean

Hate string beans? So did this boy, until one night at dinner he ate one.

Meet Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Kathryn is a lover of words and a bearer of mood swings. When she feels the need to inspire, she writes a Christian fiction book. If a mystery is waiting to be uncovered, she finds it. If something otherworldly is finding its way through her fingertips, she travels to it. When it comes to picture books let’s just say Kathryn loves to have a bit of fun.

I Spy – Animals: A picture riddles book and guessing game for kids

A simple read-aloud Look and Find type book has a variety of animals with a rhyming riddle followed by the sound the animal makes.
It’s a fun, engaging, and interactive read for kids and helps develop their vocabulary, language, and observation skills.

Learning about animals and the sound they make is an important part of your child’s early learning. It not only helps them learn about the natural world around but it also enhances their vocabulary and language skills.

Meet PumpkinKidz

Welcome to PumpkinKidz, where we believe that every child deserves a lifetime of joyful reading.
We are passionate about nurturing young minds and fostering a love for books through our carefully crafted stories, engaging illustrations, and interactive formats.

Our mission is to inspire creativity, spark imagination, and encourage a lifelong love of reading in children around the world. At PumpkinKidz, we are committed to producing high-quality books that not only entertain but also educate and enrich young readers.

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PC Dill Pickle: The Case Of The Missing Bear

Police Constable (PC) Dill Pickle cracks cases in the fridge – you read that right, he’s a pickle and a cop!In this imaginative picture book, he’s on the hunt for Sherry Cherry Tomato’s missing teddy bear, and he needs your help.

Join PC Dill Pickle, Greg Egg, Sonia Soda, Sherry and Terry Cherry Tomato as they piece together the clues and find their furry little friend.


If you know a 3-5-year-old who likes:

  • Funny kid’s books
  • Nursery rhymes books
  • Picture books
  • The stories of legendary authors, Julia Donaldson and Nick Bland

Then they’ll LOVE PC Dill Pickle! This book is fun to read and interactive too.

‘Young children will find PC Dill Pickle and The Case of The Missing Bear by Hani Bruce entertaining. They’ll laugh and probably call out the character names. They’ll absolutely have fun spotting the clues!’
Reedsy Discovery (Editorial Review)

The Case Of The Missing Bear invites its reader (and little listener) to help find a lost toy – a common problem for 3-5 year-olds! Children use critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they follow a string of clues. They’ll also learn about teamwork and communication.

Children are mesmerised by the colourful illustrations, entertained by the funny characters, and swept up in the rhythmic storytelling style.

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Meet Hani Bruce

Debut children’s book author and indie publisher Hani Bruce released her first book, PC Dill Pickle – The Case Of The Missing Bear in 2022, with two more books in production.

The PC Dill Pickle series is about a Police Constable (PC) pickle who lives in a fridge. He cracks cases alongside colourful characters like Sonia Soda, Greg Egg, Tony Pepperoni and Rocky Broccolini while prompting the reader to piece together the clues.

While working as a brand builder and copywriter helping others find their ‘voice’, Hani found her own in writing the PC Dill Pickle series.

‘Tapping into a completely different form of creative writing and letting loose with my imagination has been a thrilling adventure. Nothing is too weird. The ideas don’t need to be logical. It has been a fun and freeing experience.’

Hani’s husband, Adam, illustrates her books and is instrumental in exploring the story and character ideas. Together, they agree on an everyday situation or problem (like losing a toy) and plot out how characters can solve it through critical thinking and teamwork.

These rhyming books are fun to read and show children that many problems are solvable when they ask for help and work together.