Exmouth-based author and Devon-based illustrator publish their first children’s book, Bosun Bob the Salty Old Sea Dog.

Bosun Bob is a tale of a sea-faring dog and his adventures at sea. Written in rhyming prose by Erin Allgrove and illustrated by Emily Longstaff-Ellis.

A limited first edition of one thousand copies has been printed by Langrove Publishing and copies are available to buy online. Langrove Publishing has worked closely with Exeter printer Pollards to print a sustainable, recyclable book, supporting local jobs and minimising transport miles and environmental waste. The book is based around Exmouth Marina.

The synopsis said: "Bob sets sail at dawn, leaving the safety of his harbour for the open ocean. He meets a series of mysterious and sometimes frightening sea creatures before his ship is wrecked in a violent thunderstorm. Bob is rescued from an untimely end and meets an unlikely shipmate in the process."

So what do readers think of the book, well: “This beautiful story and stunning illustrations really celebrate our ocean and the fascinating creatures who call it home. A book for children and grown-ups to enjoy together and treasure for generations to come.” Andy Cooper, Editor, Coast magazine

Another added it's a "beautifully written book, wonderfully illustrated, with engaging characters that jump out of the page. Very much enjoyed by our grandchildren who eagerly await Bob's further salty adventures.”