The magic of friendship shines through down on the lake, where a group of friends are enjoying the first day of Spring picnic. However, when Sam the ice cream man runs into trouble, Bob the duck rallies everyone around to help his friend and save the lake.
'This book was inspired while I was visiting and staying with friends in Cardiff. On a walk through some local woods, we went past some beautiful rose gardens. Just as we were moving past a children's playground, with an ice cream van on the opposite side of the path, my friends said wait a minute Pat, as something special was about to happen
A lake opened up in front of me, with a lighthouse to one side, ducks, swans and lots of different birds varieties everywhere around us.It's a one-mile walk around the lake and this is where my children's book 'Down on the Lake' and Bob the Duck was born.'
Patrick Mooney is the first ever winner of the 'Selina Trotman' prize for poetry 2012, with his poem 'The Lost Voice' (based on a true story), resulting in his first poetry book 'In a Word' being published in 2013.Now writing regularly and while painting at his local Studio, Patrick has completed his first children's book.
If you are looking for vivid illustrations, colourful characters, lots of fun animals and a deep sense of friendship, then Down on the Lake is perfect to read alone or with family and friends.