Hello, my name is Peta Rainford. Thank you for visiting my website. Let me tell you a bit about my books.
Once upon a time, a few years ago, I decided to write and illustrate a story for children. I had so much fun! So I wrote and illustrated another, and then another. And each time I finished a story, I saved the words on my computer, put all the illustrations in a smart black folder and carefully stored them behind the blanket box in my spare room, where I could be sure no-one would ever see them.
Then, one day, I had an idea: why not turn my words and pictures into actual books so that real children could actually read them? Genius, I know! So that’s what I decided to do. These are the books I’ve published so far. Click on the books to find out more. Or go straight to my SHOP to buy one!
‘It is 5 stars from us for this one‘ Donna’s Book Blog
Fish friends Dab and Blenny are upset by the plastic that washes into their lovely rockpool home. Crab, on the other hand, just LOVES the shiny bright colour… But when Blenny gets caught in plastic twine, Crab finally understands the danger of plastics in the ocean. A fun, rhyming picture book with an important environmental message. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘Another absolutely amazing book by Peta Rainford’ Nerdish Mum
Milly May wants to paint beautiful pictures, but always ends up with blots and smudges. She really WISHES she could draw and then… hey presto… her fairy godmother appears and grants her wish. But Milly soon discovers that success isn’t worth having unless it’s earned. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘This book is truly wonderful!’ Whispering Stories Book Blog
Jacob Starke Loves The Dark is a rhyming picture book about being brave, outer space, loving plants and animals and the importance of Dark Skies. An important environmental issue is tackled with lively illustrations, humour and (hopefully) a light touch. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘It was a delight to read out loud and I laughed along with my two daughters’ Amazon Review
Hairy Fairy is about Fizzy, a fairy who just cannot toe the line: ‘She doesn’t think like others think; prefers blue wings to standard pink.’ It’s about being brave and being true to yourself. Empowerment for girls! BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘Not just a book, a great learning tool too! Boys as well as girls will love Isabella’ Amazon review
In Isabella, Rotten Speller everything and everybody is made of letters and words. Imagine the devastation caused when young witch Isabella, ‘a lovely girl but a rotten speller’ arrived unexpectedly. A fun story and a great way to learn letter shapes. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘Enjoyable look at numbers in a rhyming story book!’ K J Noyes
My second book featuring the feisty young witch, Isabella – this time the accident-prone little witch lands in Numberland – a place where all the numbers have disappeared! She makes new friends, encounters an old enemy and, though the odds are against her, finally saves the day. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘Had my 6 year old giggling from start to finish!’ Amazon review
(So far) my only book not to rhyme! With a nod to Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it tells of Jamie and Grandad’s day out at Billy Bonker’s joke factory. Never heard of a Joke factory? Then how did you think jokes were made?A combination of picture story book and joke book. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON