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Author Simon Curtis, from Lowton, with some of his children's books.

Lowton author’s children’s books make maths an adventure

by Editor Lowton and Golborne News

A maths tutor from Lowton is celebrating the publication of his latest children’s book, out in time for Christmas.

Simon Curtis, owner of Monkey Maths tutoring, has added another string to his bow after creating his first ever picture book, written and illustrated himself.

The Grumpy Giraffe is aimed at three to six-year-olds and tells the story of cheeky Milo The Monkey, who is sent to find ways to occupy himself by his exasperated mother. He finds a solitary giraffe who has no time for making friends. Milo decides he wants to change that!

The book is sure to entertain young children – but as with all Simon’s books, they’re educational too. His Milo the Monkey Series help young readers learning about numbers as Milo goes on adventures to discover other animals who each have a connection with a particular number.

Simon, who originally hails from the North East, now has an impressive catalogue of children’s fiction to his name. His ‘Rosie and the Time Thief’ series is aimed at slightly older children, aged 7-11. They tell the stories of a girl who finds herself dashing through time to retrieve a time map so she can get home.

Each ‘Rosie’ book has an historical and Maths theme, and there’s a code running through the series that the children can decipher, making them a really interactive and fun read.

As well as children’s fiction, Simon has also published some fiction for adults, as well as his Monkey Maths Parent Hacks Book, which helps parents of primary age children support their child’s learning.

Now he hopes to have even more children’s picture books ready by Christmas and is busy finishing the illustrations – watch this space!

Find out more about Simon Curtis’s books

Visit his website to see all Simon’s books – you can buy each one online via Amazon.

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