JOHN CAYDEN BOOKS
GREAT COOGLY MOOGLY
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Welcome to my website!
Information about my works for children, adults and museums is available within. I write, design, illustrate and produce my own books, so let me know what you think and if you’ve figured out any of the hidden riddles.
My career as a public environmental science educator, anthropologist, archivist, exhibition designer, developer, artist, illustrator and writer spans over thirty years. I’ve designed over 180 temporary and national award-winning traveling exhibits and a few dozen books. I have paintings, graphics and exhibitions around the world from Kuala Lumpur to South America and India to Europe, recently traveling the exhibition Wicked Plants, based on the work of author Amy Stewart. Most recently I produced an exhibition on Mastodons and even one on Zombies for Z Nation.
Get in touch if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, fan art or just want to say hello. I would be more than happy to hear from you and know that someone somewhere has finally discovered my work. I would also love your help with ideas to make my future books better and in getting the good word out on SM about my ecology book series for little future stewards of Earth.
Thank you for your interest, your comments and your help!
Best regards - I wish you all health and happiness and fun reading.
NEW!! AVAILABLE NOW IN PAPERBACK
This is a story about a mischievous little family of Flipergubers, who live in the spaces unseen between some places twice forgotten. They long for adventure and fun and set off with their leader Obe into the new, away from the familiar, to discover another magical world full of life they had only dreamed about. Their tiny first adventure has thrills, spills and chills as they head for the warmth of the sun, barely escaping the grip of some fuzzy young creatures as they pass out of their dark world and into the light.
NOW AVAILABLE IN E-BOOK!
This children's picture book is an illustrated story about Rocket, a small Kangaroo Mouse who made his home on a busy path in the beauty of the high desert. Other animals come and go, mostly in the evening and during the night-time when the air cools in the moon light. Rocket learns a little about each of the animals by watching and listening to them as they move along in their evening search for water, friends and food.
This new children's picture book is an illustrated story about Wilton, a small chipmunk who lives on the edge of a large wet, wetland near a small city. Some big winds came with a storm and knocked over his home, which was nestled in the hollow of a tree. To his surprise and delight the other creatures who call the wetland home and call Wilton a friend, bring him all kinds of found and collected materials they offer up to help Wilton make a new home at the edge of the cool fresh water.