A former Birmingham Post journalist has published his second children's book in a fund-raising link-up with a charity.
John Duckers was the paper's business editor and now freelances in PR and the media.
His latest book is called The Crazy Adventures of the Silly Six follows on from The Amazing Adventures of the Silly Six.
It features the mischief and antics of friends Angus McMonty, a snake who is really a softie, Felicity the very upmarket dog, Suzi the almost sensible cat, timid parrot Percy, fearless hamster Nasher and slightly quirky Mole.
Set in Scotland where Mr Duckers used to work, the Silly Six's earlier adventures ranged from meeting up with an escaped kangaroo from the local zoo to travelling to Inverness in search of the Loch Ness monster.
In the new series of stories, they look to blast off into space and attempt to launch a punk band.
It is aimed at a wide audience of youngsters, primarily aged between six and 12.
His first book raised £2,000 for a local leukaemia charity and the new one will generate proceeds for Performances Birmingham, the charity that manages Town Hall Symphony Hall.
As part of its efforts to spread the arts, it provides opportunities for thousands of children to experience the world of music.
For every copy of the book sold, a significant donation will be made by the author to support the charity's work while additional sponsorship is being provided by Investec Wealth & Investment.
Mr Duckers said: "The initial book went well, selling around 650 copies, which I am told is good for a first-time author who does not enjoy the profile of being a TV/film/media personality.
"The feedback from children was brilliant - they loved it. The hard part is persuading parents to reach for their wallets and purses. The Crazy Adventures of the Silly Six is the sequel which is equally fun and whacky.
"It is about putting joy and laughter into youngsters' lives while giving something back in the name of charity."
Karen Daw, head of development for Town Hall Symphony Hall, added: "We are delighted that John has generously decided to support Town Hall Symphony Hall by donating some of the proceeds raised from the sale of The Crazy Adventures of the Silly Six.
"It is support like John's that allows us to continue delivering our essential and extensive work in the community. We are immensely grateful to John and everyone that purchases a copy of this wonderful book."
An award-winning journalist, Mr Duckers spent 16 years on The Press and Journal in Aberdeen and then 18 as business editor of the Birmingham Post .
The book can be purchased from the Symphony Hall gift shop in the International Convention Centre mall in Broad Street.