A Nod From Nelson is Falklands hero Simon Weston's first book for children. It's a humorous story with a feel-good factor, and fantastic illustrations by artist Jac Jones appear throughout the text. --The Western Telegraph
You'd be quackers not to enjoy Simon's really wild adventure. --The Express
Corny jokes, puns and tpoical references ('No Lewis Hamilton is he?') come thick and fast among the mayhem, and Jac Jones' cartoon illustrations perfectly match the charm and good humour of the story. Books in this format for children in KS2 are not normally illustrated so generously, and this does add to the fun. It's all very Welsh at St Mary Dairy in Pont-Y-Cary, with suitable rhythms and cadences, but the story flows well, and although children won't know who Simon Weston is, they will probably enjoy this. Any adults picking this book up because they know if Weston's achievements and after-dinner speeches, or lucky enough to get the chance to share this delightful book with children, will get more of the jokes! --Diana Barnes, The School Librarian
About the Author
Simon Weston OBE is famous as the Welsh Guardsman who had to overcome horrific injuries after his ship, the Sir Galahad, was destroyed near the Falkland Islands. He is well known as a speaker and TV personality. Although Simon has previously written for adults, A Nod from Nelson is his first book for children.