Welcome to my website!

Hello! My name is Peter Bunzl and I am the author of the Cogheart Adventures…

✹ I write quirky tales about finding your place in the world and what makes you unique. I love cinematic images, magic adventures and big odd ideas! There’s books, videos and bloggy stuff here so please take a look around… ♥︎


Sharing an audio recording of Cogheart online:

While schools are closed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Usborne (my publisher) is happy to grant permission to teachers, librarians and booksellers to create and share readings of the Cogheart Adventure books online. This permission is effective from 24 March 2020 and will continue until 31 December 2020, or longer if they subsequently choose extend it.

BEFORE MAKING YOUR RECORDING PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS ON THE USBORNE WEBSITE HERE…


Latest News…

Return to Wonderland out in paperback 6th August…

I have a short story in Return to Wonderland which came you last year in hardback. You can get it from 6th of August in this lovely paperback edition. It is stories set in Wonderland when Alice isn't there and has contributions from ten other fantastic children's authors. Mine is the first story of the collection and is about a pig-boy, the duchess, three sisters, the froggy butler and a treacle well. The book is ...
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Cogheart Guided Reading – Vocabulary – All 26 Chapters in one PowerPoint!

Teachers or homeschoolers using Cogheart now and next term. There's a fantastic free vocabulary powerpoint here, created by Miss Boakes (thank you!)… https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/cogheart-guided-reading-all-26-chapters-vocabulary-powerpoint-12348654 ...
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My 6 favourite animal sidekicks!

I love animal sidekicks. My children’s series ‘The Cogheart Adventures’ features an animal sidekick named Malkin. Malkin is a mechanical fox. Unlike a real fox he can talk, but, just like a real fox, if real foxes could talk, he has high-minded opinions about everything. Here are six of my favourite animal sidekicks from children’s literature… Who are you favourite animal sidekicks? Why not write a story with your own animal sidekick in? ...
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