The Little Cockroach

by Suzie Violet

The Little Cockroach by Susie Violet, illustrated by Alex Patrick, is a vibrant and engaging children’s book that introduces young readers to Pedro, a daring and endearing cockroach with an insatiable appetite for adventure. Setting off from his home in Mexico, Pedro, alongside his friend Enrico, embarks on a journey that promises to introduce children to the wonders of travel and the beauty of discovering new cultures.

This book, the first in a series, combines humour, excitement, and a touch of the educational, as it aims to teach children about bravery, curiosity, and the importance of stepping out of one’s comfort zone. With its underlying message of trying new things and the possibility of loving an unloved creature, The Little Cockroach is designed to become a cherished addition to children’s literature, encouraging young ones to see the world through the eyes of one of its tiniest explorers.

Whether it’s the quirky adventures, the colourful illustrations, or the book’s heartwarming ethos, Pedro’s story is a celebration of difference, determination, and the spirit of adventure. It’s a book that seeks to make the unlikely loveable and proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes, making it a must-read for children eager for tales of adventure and new horizons.

Suzie Violet

Susie Violet is an English writer who grew up in the county of Essex. She is an indie author working as a Finance Systems Analyst by day and writing in her spare time. At every available opportunity Susie travels around the UK on 'Roach Trips' in her camper-van reading her book at bookshops, schools & libraries. Susie's writing journey began because she wanted to find a quirky way to reach children, empower them and teach them about the planet. The Little Cockroach is the first in a series of travel adventures that will teach children about tenacity, other cultures and travel.