NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK: Ryan’s Adventure in Rome is available now!

 

 

Ryan’s Adventure in Rome is a visually-stunning children’s adventure story about a boy who finds himself thousands of miles and thousands of years from home…Ryan is just a regular child who finds himself in a strange but familiar land. With the help of a kind local girl, the confused boy hides and a new friendship is born. Together they begin their quest to find the lost child a way back home…

On their journey Ryan learns a lot about this land as he visits many historical places, sees incredible architecture and meets legendary figures. Eventually the duo finds what they have been looking for, but are they prepared for what is waiting for them?

Suitable for children from 5 years old.

Ryan’s Adventure in Rome is available now on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK: Sid Smart – Moving is available now!

 

 

Sid Smart – Moving, the second children’s book in the Sid Smart series is available now!

Sid Smart – Moving is a book that teaches children about the importance of living an active lifestyle. As a teacher and qualified health and fitness professional, I have created a series of books, with the aim of educating children on health and fitness matters through stories they can relate to.

In Sid Smart – Moving, follow Sid and see how he keeps himself busy during the school holidays. Will he do enough activity? Will he feel good? Find out if Sid is smart when it comes to living an active life…

Suitable for all children.

Sid Smart – Moving is available now on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com

 

Sid Smart is a children’s picture book series that teaches children how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Sid Smart – Eating (the first book in the series) is available now!  For more information CLICK HERE.

Revamped blog from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A drawing of a silly man lifting weights and doing dangerous and stupid techniques in gym.
Don’t try this…

People do all sorts of strange things in a gym; most of the time they are just harmless so will not give them top results, but sometimes they are dangerous.  I have been exercising regularly in a gym for over 20 years and I have seen a large array of things going on… Keep your eyes peeled and you will see things like super-quick movements with a tiny range of motion and perhaps, even people balancing on a Swiss ball whilst trying to squat with weights.  All of these strange sights led me to my number one piece of gym advice that I used to give to all of my clients when I was a personal trainer: NEVER copy people at the gym.

In Sid Smart, children can learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices.  In the first book, Sid Smart – Eating, Sid teaches children about the importance of healthy, nutritious and balanced food choices.

Available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A digital art picture of a martial artist standing in a stance. Inspired by kickboxer and blood sport. Art from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition
Stand strong

More martial arts art! I love the gracefulness that martial arts both requires and harnesses in it’s practitioners.  The ultimate form of dedication, self-discipline and self-control.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

A gym tip from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

I’m sure you’ve all seen this in a gym…  someone lifting too much weight and completely losing technique.  It’s not all about adding more and more weight every week, no matter the impact on your form.  I often have to give myself a check and ease back on the weights so I don’t compromise on technique.  Lifting heavy weights with poor technique can cause injuries and doesn’t reflect your true strength.  You are better off lowering the weights, slowing it down and keeping strict technique.  You will feel the difference.

A cartoon of a man lifting weights with very poor technique. He is straining, turning red and bending backwards. Artwork by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Don’t be this guy

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A manga style cartoon of a girl doing a kung-fu form. Digital art created by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Good technique.

A cartoon Kung-Fu girl.  I love martial arts and drawing cartoons.  Here I have combined them both.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A cartoon drawing of a tiger looking over it's shoulder at the screen. A cartoon that was digitally created by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Show some teeth.

Here is a piece of artwork that I did digitally on my art tablet and PC. Tigers are probably my favourite wild animal.  I think they are stunning, powerful and graceful.  Tigers also remind me of the issue of deforestation. This is a huge issue with many habitats being destroyed. The homes of many creatures like the orangutan, tiger, elephant and rhino are being ruined.

See more of my digital art on my website’s new ‘artwork’ page.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.