It’s scorching in Hotsville and the residents are desperate to keep cool. with the water levels at the reservoir dropping Hotsville needs help quick! Join Herman as he solves the mystery.

One of the charming books in The Villes series (, written by TV celebrity Martin Roberts to promote problem solving skills in children. The Villes are magical lands where something is wrong. In Tiredsville, for instance, everyone is perpetually tired. In Fullsville, they are continually feeling like they’ve over-eaten and in Coldsville they are always feeling…yes, you’ve guessed it, COLD!!

Herman, Martin’s rather eccentric and unconventional hero starts out each morning with a journey on The Magical Bus and finds himself in one of The Villes. Taking an outsider’s perspective on things, he soon uncovers the reason behind the problem and sets about putting it right – making some new friends along the way. Whilst the cause of the problem is often humorous or whimsical, he demonstrates that sometimes, ‘thinking outside the box’, helps to see beyond the current reality.

A percentage of the cover price of all books sold within The Villes series goes directly to The Martin Roberts Foundation (charity No: 1172905) a registered charity in England & Wales operated to support educational and well being initiatives in children and young people.

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