Rily Publications presents its first original children's book

Welsh Books Council

Rily Publications presents its first original children's book - 10 November 2014

In  Dannedd Mel Morgwn, a lively tale that encourages children to clean their teeth and eat healthily, Mel Morgwn, the little pirate and Padi Parrot go on an adventure to discover that not only humans but also animals clean their teeth, even if their methods are a little unusual!

Dedicated to his former dentist, Adam Llewellyn, the author Gordon Jones, was inspired to write the story when he learned that children in nursery and primary schools have lessons about how to care for their teeth and wished that things had been like that when he was a boy.

The author, Gordon Jones said: "For many years I was too scared to visit a dentist but ones like Adam now make it a pleasurable experience. I just had to write a funny story to encourage children and was lucky that Graham Howells wanted to illustrate it."

Adam Llewellyn, Dentist, Pont Steffan Dental Practice said: "Gordon Jones and Graham Howells have done a terrific job of bringing teeth and dental health to the forefront of bilingual children and parents' minds. The healthy ethos of the book is in line with dental professionals advice, presented in this easily accessible and memorable way. I look forward to having this great book in the waiting room and seeing what adventures Mel Morgwn gets up to next!"

"This is a milestone for Rily Publications - we are immensely proud of Dannedd Mel Morgwn," said Lynda Tunnicliffe, Founder and Director of Rily Publications. "Written by our Editor, Gordon Jones and wonderfully illustrated by Graham Howells, this bilingual bookis a pirate adventure with a difference, incorporating a serious message about oral hygiene in a fun and floss-friendly way! We are also looking forward to launching the book at the award winning Pont Steffan Dental Practice, which will be a new dental experience for us all!"

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