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Bica de Ideias

 An idea without action is like a song without vocal. Corine Timmer, Faro, Portugal 

Bica Books, children´s books, creative writing, haiku

"What an inspiring and heartwarming story! Wonderful book for the entire family!"  

Shannon-Kelly Patee - fellow Story Jumper and Early Childhood Educator, Florida USA.

 Djabali´s Journey  

"On a scorching day in May, I got lost--and found many new things, including courage . . . and a taste for figs." 

And so begins the adventure of Djabali, a lost boar piglet as he travels across Andalusia trying to find his way home. 

An illustrated children´s story with a feel-good factor. This adventure is about the power of curiosity that leads to a journey of discovery. It suggests how problems along the way can be overcome with the help of a positive attitude, instinct, and the will to embrace new friends. Decisions that prove crucial to survival. It is also about a sense of belonging.

Suitable as a read-aloud story age 5-9. Self-reading age 8-9. Appropriate for reading comprehension. This hybrid story includes back matter, a glossary, and a free Spanish audio narration via QR code.

When Djabali´s curiosity lands him in deep water away from his family,  an unexpected journey of discovery begins. Realising he must “ sink or swim”, the positive piglet learns to trust his own instincts and embrace help from an unlikely array of friends in order to return home.

This illustrated story, set in Andalusia, is based on a real-life encounter between the author, a baby boar, and an abandoned hunting dog. Djabali´s adventures will transport readers to southwest Spain while inspiring both young and old to scratch beneath the surface--and ponder over the power of empathy, courage, and trust.

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Once let off the leash, Corine´s imagination ran away with her. After a lot of digging and haiku-sniffing she found what she was looking for. A round of howls for Corine Timmer for this barking mad collection. These canine haiku will get your tail wagging!

Michael Dylan Welch

Caminhadas a collection of poems, photographs and art work- Bica Books


work in progress

A compilation of poems, photographs and art work created during the author´s first five years in Portugal. 

A physical and emotional exploration of self when confronted with new places and customs. 

Djabali´s Journey