Eric & Rufus Children’s Books Launches “I Love Diggers, Trucks and Forklifts”

Eric and Rufus Books launches a new book aimed at encouraging boys to be interested in books. “I Love Diggers, Trucks and Forklifts” is a simple story narrated by Eric Boyle the Crocodile, it features photos of diggers, trucks & forklifts.
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June 24, 2011 - PRLog -- TWICKENHAM, England: Eric and Rufus Children’s Books launches a new book aimed at encouraging boys to be interested in books. “I Love Diggers, Trucks and Forklifts” is a simple story narrated by Eric Boyle the Crocodile featuring photographs of various vehicles (from diggers, dumper trucks, forklifts through to a tractor).
The book is part of a series of books designed to engage boys and promote their interest in books. The series includes “Eric Boyle the Crocodile Chooses a New Car”. The Photo Story books are targeted at Year 1, Reception and Nursery children.
The books aim to ignite the interest of the child by using colour photographs; the educational facts are embedded in the story, which is narrated by Eric Boyle the Crocodile. The books work well with the curriculum and can be used as teaching aids in the class or for one-to-one reading. The font is clear and easy to read and the photographs simple and engaging. The books have a light fun style suitable for reading to children, as well as being read by older children. The stories encourage a dialogue with the child/children with the character asking questions.  
“I Love Diggers, Trucks and Forklifts” – Explore the world of big construction vehicles  
A great book to get boys reading, this book shows 17 different vehicles. It has colour photographs of the vehicles and embedded interesting facts. The book is a paperback, approximately 25cm by 20cm, 34 colour pages, and includes a simple word search and maze.
Other books in the series:
•   Eric Boyle the Crocodile Chooses a New Car
Eric and Rufus Children’s books are available to buy directly from , and from selected retailers (to find stockists please visit the website). The Photo Story Books are RRP £6.99 and the other books are £5.99. The books are offered to schools and nurseries at a special price of £4.80 (RRP 6.99) please contact  

About the Brand and Creator
Eric and Rufus is the creation of Tagore Ramoutar the Founder of Longshot Ventures Ltd. The idea was born from playing and making up stories with his two young children. The books are published by Longshot Ventures Ltd, and printed in the UK/ USA.

About the Author, Illustrator and Photographer
Tagore Ramoutar is happily married and has two little daughters. They live in South West London. The books have been written, illustrated by him and characters are his (and his girls) creations. Where needed the photographs have been taken specially for the books but some are just everyday photos from family activities. The books combine a story told from the point of view of the character and photographs to illustrate, many of the books include facts about the pictures that can be shared with the child when they ask questions.

The stories have been inspired by the conversations Tagore has had with his daughters and the things they are interested in. All the stories are targeted at the 2 to 7 year old age range, apart from the ten short stories which are aimed at the 5-9 year old. All are equally targeted at boys and girls.

The books are part of a collection of gifts for children that include clothing and toys based on the same characters. The gift collection is available from Pixie and Punk – please visit .

Where the Characters come from.....................
"All the characters have come from stories made up to excite my children. Eric Boyle the Crocodile, the first one, was created to help excite my eldest daughter to eat her pasta quicker (ps it worked); Rufus T Bear came about because I was always asking her who she played with at nursery and "did she play with Rufus?" as a joke and she used to always tell me there wasn't "a Rufus at nursery Daddy"; Arabellafella came about on a steep walk up a hill to encourage them to walk; Brownie the Monkey was asked for and named by my eldest; and Jacob Rabbit was created for my littlest and named by her."

Many of the adventures are based on things that my children have enjoyed and the books have been extensively shared and "tested" with them, their cousins and their friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

Tagore Ramoutar
Phone:     +44 7799-582203

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Longshot Ventures Ltd specialises in setting up new business ideas / consulting companies that want to set up new businesses. Targeted sectors: Luxury, Retail, Telecoms and Kids. It has two launched Eric and Rufus Children's Books and Pixie and Punk.
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