Educated at a public boarding school in Kent, Paul Birch achieved his school colours in rugby, athletics, swimming, shooting and, by his own admission, little else! Most of his business life was spent in advertising, as Creative Director and Copywriter for mainline ad agencies at home and abroad - South Africa, Saudi Arabia and London. Following his time in the ad game, Paul then spent twelve years as a carer, mainly looking after people suffering from dementia. He is married with one son, and now retired, Paul lives happily with his wife in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. Apart from writing, Paul enjoys reading, walking and trying to keep fit.
Doug is a dung beetle and poo is his life! Right now, Doug is facing a race against time to save his new poo ball from the sudden rains lashing down on the plains of the Serengeti National Park in Kenya. With the help of his lovely wife, Delilah, they roll their poo ball into a hollow in an old, abandoned anthill where bad things happen, including a ferocious fight with Burt the Bully, falling through the crumbling floor of the anthill and nearly drowning, then being wooshed out as the anthill collapses. The rain stops, the sun comes out. Amazingly, their poo ball is still intact, until a passing zebra squishes and squashes it flat as a pancake! Trouble is, Delilah is pregnant. She desperately needs a poo ball in which to lay her eggs. Doug now needs to make another poo ball, and fast! Will he make it in time?