Author celebrates his 100th children’s book


Tadcu’s Bobble Hat

Malachy Doyle


Popular children’s author, Malachy Doyle celebrates his 100th children’s title, ‘Tadcu’s Bobble Hat’ published by PONT Books, Gwasg Gomer.


Tadcu’s Bobble Hat is a warm-hearted and tender tale that explores the universal themes of love, loss and renewal through the close relationship between a grandfather and grandson, who share a love of hill walking and a particular bobble hat!


Author Malachy Doyle said of his 100th book:


“ I’m delighted that Tadcu’s Bobble Hat is my 100th book - which is, in some ways, my writing journey come full circle.  It’s a story of a boy, his grandfather and a mountain – motifs that recur over and over in my writing.  It’s a story of love, of loss and of renewal.    


“I became a grandparent for the first time two years ago, but I’ve been ready for it for a long time!   It’s about how love is passed down through generations, in the form of stories and artefacts, photographs and memories.


“The story does deal with loss but I wanted the story to be positive, to stay warm, despite how the relationship changes.  Love endures, and we stay alive in our children and in our grandchildren.”


Tadcu’s Bobble Hat is beautifully illustrated by up and coming Welsh designer and illustrator, Dorry Spikes.

To get to know Malachy Doyle a little bit better, visit his author's page.