Jim Henderson farmed organically for 17 years at Whangaehu, south of Wanganui. Living beside the river there he sometimes experienced floods such as the one described in the book.
Jim has always tried to think creatively and inventively but does not really see himself as a children’s author. When trying to write “Flossie and the Flood” and experiencing difficulties he said a prayer, “Lord please help me write a book,” and within two hours basically the book was written.
He believes that there is a whole farming culture beyond the 50 km zone which is interesting, fun and also educative which needs to be communicated to our present generation of children.
Jim’s aim is to continue producing more products including stories in the Flossie series and develop the characters having lots of fun doing it.
Our site is full of fun videos, photos, stories and much more fo you to enjoy.
Check out the colouring pictures page, where you can print and colour in your very own Cracker Jim pictures.
Jim would love to hear from you – so check out the Contact page for details of how you can get in touch.
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Flossie and the river crossing.
Full of drama as usual.
Will Jim escape the river?
A happy little story about the sheep who runs away and how Cracker Jim and Flossie have to find him.
They end up having a great party to celebrate his return.
A New Zealand farming adventure as Flossie the farm dog assisted by Bertie the bull prevent burglars from stealing Farmer Cracker Jim’s quad bike.
Colourfully illustrated, this rhyming picture book has action video slots on each page which add drama to the story.
Two pages contain bright and catchy video songs.
Phill Simmonds is a multi-media artist living on the Kāpiti Coast. Phil has illustrated a number of our Cracker Jim books.
His company Simmonds Brothers Animation Limited (simmondsbrothers.com) has created several award-winning short animated films as well as countless cartoon illustrations over a number of years.