The Imagination Thief
Eva and Toby don't really get along but when Eva's imaginary friend, Wonder Unicorn, is stolen by an evil villain, they find themselves trapped in a magical land. Can they stop The Imagination Thief before he robs the world of imagination for good?
The Imagination Thief is David's first children's book. It was inspired by a conversation with his step-daughter, Jemima. Aimed at children aged 7-10 this book has been designed to be ideal for early or reluctant readers. The book is fast-paced with short chapters and exciting illustrations to support the reader through the adventure.
Kelpie winner, Mark A Smith, author of Slugboy Saves the World called it
'A fast paced, fun filled fantasy adventure'
'Quick, witty and very funny.'
Acclaimed children's comedian and author of the Boyface books, James Campbell
The book has been both written and illustrated by David and is available to preorder from
Emira Press: Click here!
What the reviewers said.
This story is perfect for children in Lower Key Stage Two, celebrating the joy of imaginary friends and holding onto childhood wonders for as long as possible. Readers are sure to love the brilliant combination animals (the Bumblebunny is fab!) and urge Eva and Toby on as they do all they can to defeat the Imagination Thief.
Kate Heap, Scope for Imagination
This is a shorter story, perfect in length for children aged 6+ who are looking to increase their reading stamina and have a fantastic adventure. The celebration of imagination and imaginary friends is lovely and will inspire children to invent their own friends. There is no limit to the imagination!
Erin Hamilton, My Shelves are Always Full
A book perfect for Lower Key Stage 2 pupils, The Imagination Thief is pure adventure with a great pace and some surprising twists. I liked the open ending to keep the reader intrigued about book 2 as well as the imaginative animals the pair discover – the Hippocrocopig is a great name! Ultimately, it’s a story which will relate to young children – who didn’t have an imaginary friend? This book celebrates creativity and the importance of belief.
Tom Griffiths, Check 'em Out Books.