An eight-year-old dolphin enthusiast from Warwickshire is hoping her writing skills will help to raise much-needed cash for Britain's marine life.
Keen conservationist Amy Jones, from Shrewley Common, is the proud author of three stories entitled Dolphy Saves the Planet Bit by Bit. Her work follows the story of Dolphy the dolphin and his friends Wave and Surf who perform magical conservation solutions.
Amy plans to sell the stories to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society, a charity which cares for marine wildlife through education and campaigns.
Dolphin fanatic Amy, who attends Lapworth Primary School, has more than 100 dolphin keepsakes, including windchimes, ornaments and posters. She said: "Dolphins are really interesting, I like learning about the way they live. I want to raise money to go towards dolphins and marine animals."
Mum Caroline said Amy's fascination began when she saw her first dolphins at the age of three. At five, she announced her ambition to become a marine biologist and her enthusiasm has grown through the internet and membership to the Marine Conservation Society.
Mrs Jones said: "I used to tell her bedtime stories and she would contribute, asking for certain characters. She developed the Dolphy themes from this."
When Chris Lowes, founder of charity Dolphin Care UK, read Amy's work, he contacted the youngster after deciding to act on her behalf to find a publisher.
He is looking to find a publisher to print the book free of charge and has contacted more than 30 companies.
Amy said she would like to write more books about animals in the future.