News from The Rhymers & author Andrew Buller
Keep up-to-date with news from the acclaimed children’s rhyming alphabet book series, The Rhymers and their author and illustrator Andrew Buller.
The Rhymers and their author Andrew Buller love getting out and about and sharing stories and expertise in the art of self-publishing and creative writing. Below is a flavour of some of the things they have been up to. If you would like to book Andrew Buller for an event then please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harbledown Hope shines out in a beautiful front window display at the Catching Lives bookshop. Visit this beautiful and historic building with the crooked door in Palace Street, Canterbury and purchase your copy of our book. Find out much more about this project onAndrew Buller’s dedicated Catching Lives pages.
Harbledown Hope is the first book to be written and illustrated by the incredibly talented clients at Catching Lives and co-authored by Andrew Buller. It will be launched on the 10th October 2017 to coincide with World Homeless Day. The launch takes place at Catching Lives’ open centre in Canterbury at 2.30pm and again at 6.30pm.
Harbledown Hope is about a young orphaned fox’s traumatic journey, drawing on the challenges and experiences faced by the homeless. It is a story of hardship, pain, loss and discrimination, but through friendship, courage and sacrifice, comes hope.
The Rhymers celebrate the release of the 50th book in their ever-growing series! So please forgive this moment of self-indulgence, as their author and illustrator Andrew Buller reflects on some personal highlights and favourite stories – and raises his bat to celebrate the half-century!
The number of early learning books within The Rhymers series keeps growing. The most recent addition is the delightful Shape Up Rhymers. This book teaches young children their common 2D shapes in a colourful and engaging way with simple rhyming text.
Andrew Buller has been working closely with the wonderful people at Speech Link who enable schools to support pupils with speech, language and communication needs. They have featured Andrew’s work in the latest issue of their national Link magazine in an article exploring the importance of rhyme in children’s educational development. Andrew has also provided a free puzzle book to all who receive the magazine.
The Rhymers now have beautiful personalised birthday books for sale. Simply contact author Andrew Buller and he can ensure you or a loved one receives a birthday gift they will treasure forever. The book will feature you or your loved one as well as a favourite thing of your choice to spot. Let The Rhymers say…”Happy Birthday!”
TimeOut for The Rhymers
The Rhymers share their first words of 2017 with their gorgeous First Words alphabet book. This book is full of colour and teaches children their alphabet and over 100 first words. The Rhymers bring learning to life!
New Mubble Pup toy
Andrew Buller receives a new Mubble Pup toy for Christmas made by his very lovely and talented Dad!
The Rhymers books are now available within the beautiful Catching Lives bookshop in Canterbury. Look out for the shop with the crooked door! All proceeds from the sale of their books go to Catching Lives homeless charity.
The Rhymers have just released a beautiful set of Christmas books. Read the wonderful story of Christmas Lamb. Sheep is having a baby, but she can’t find anywhere to stay and it is beginning to snow. Will The Rhymers be able to help?
Accompanying this is a colouring and story book, as well as a puzzle book bulging with festive word searches, mazes, crosswords, spot the differences, games and much more.
Speaking in France
Andrew Buller ran highly-successful writing workshops at a literary festival in France. He shared the work he has been undertaking with the homeless clients at Catching Lives in writing and illustrating their own book series. Interactive creative sessions involved sharing ideas in both English and French which was fun!
Andrew Buller loved sharing The Rhymers’ stories with the children at Tankerton Bay Nursery School, particularly his new Rumber Rhymers’ book. The children did some lovely colouring too that can be seen in The Rhymers’ Gallery.
In the new Creation Rhymers book The Rising Rhymers help God create Creation. They are the letters that make up the words when He speaks the world into existence. This is a wonderfully innovative and colourful way of learning the creation story. There is so much to spot and enjoy. So let there be words!
Andrew Buller has helped local poet and illustrator Joan Osborn realise her dream of seeing her book in print. She was so delighted with how it turned out. I can offer the same friendly, reliable and cost-effective publishing service to you.
The delightful Mubble Pup, The Rhymers’ dizzy-leg-sick dog, shares his first tongue twisting book that is guaranteed to get tongues young and old all tied up. This book is fun and great for speech and language development too!
In November 2015, Andrew Buller and The Rhymers had a great time appearing at the Folkestone Book Festival sharing their stories. They were available to meet and greet, and sign their books too.
Meet The Rising Rhymers, the same alphabet characters as little letters. The release of Nap and Yap is the first book in this new series. The stories are slightly shorter in length and simpler in structure to cater for a younger audience.
Andrew Buller shared his expertise in the art of self-publishing children’s books to the University of the 3rd Age in November 2015. The talk was very well received and generated a lot of discussions.
In October 2015, Andrew Buller ran a creative writing workshop as part of the homeless charity Catching Lives’ literary festival with European partners. The workshop celebrated the work he has been doing with Catching Lives clients in writing and illustrating their own books.
Welcome to Mubble Pup, The Rhymers’ loveable dizzy-leg-sick dog, in his first story. Mubble Pup is always getting muddled up, but The Rhymers encourage him to celebrate who he his. This is his book, doing just that!
Andrew Buller returned to his former primary school in Staplehurst sharing The Rhymers’ stories. He worked with Year 2 and Year 6 children throughout the day and inspired many.
The Rhymers release their first early learning book, Alphabet Rhymers. It teaches children their alphabet through the fun and colourful characters. Both the capital and little letter characters are on hand throughout the book. There are so many things to spot and discuss on each vibrant page.
In September 2015, Andrew Buller visited his former playgroup in Staplehurst to share his books. He had great fun reading his stories and chatting with the children.
In less than a year The Rhymers have released the final book in their first series. Read Ace and Bass in their fun adventure in search of a new song, following nature’s strum and drum.
The Beaney Library in Canterbury welcomed Andrew Buller and The Rhymers for their story time in August 2015. The children loved sharing the stories. The arguing Over and Under were the children’s favourites!
Andrew Buller shared his passion at following his dreams to become a published children’s author with children at Bodsham School in July 2015. Many children now want to become authors too!
Are you brave enough to read The Rhymers new book?
Will you meet Hairy and Scary in their new Rhymers adventure? Will you judge this book by its cover, or will you delve deep inside?
Year 7 students from Chatham and Clarendon School were guided through the process of writing stories for a younger audience and encouraged to work hard and follow their dreams.
The Rhymers release their story Egg and Leg in time for Easter. When worried and scrambled Egg rolls away his Rhymer Leg can’t find his friend. Let the Egg hunt begin!
Author Andrew Buller is incredibly excited to have fulfilled his life’s dream – his first book is now in print! The Rhymers Vroom and Zoom has just been released. Follow the lives of these and many other characters in this rhyming alphabet series in the books to come.