Hands up if you've ever lived with a platypus.



I didn't think so.


Well Harold came to live with us more than 16 years ago and things haven't been quite the same since! Whether all platypuses are as mischievous as Harold I'm not sure, but this could explain why not many people live with a platypus! 

The pictures below show Harold and his best friend Charlie as they are in real life, and also how they appear in the Harold and Charlie adventure books. I write the stories (with lots of help from Harold) and our God daughter Molly, and now also our niece Jessica and friend Fran, do the drawings. To find out more about the books click here

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy all 7 Harold and Charlie adventure books for the price of 6 -  £27 (+ £4.50 p&p to mainland UK).

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STOP PRESS: Harold and the Mermaid is now available as an ebook for ipad and Kindle from Apple, Amazon and all good ebook providers.

For the first time ever Harold and Charlie have their own Audio Book. Two exciting adventures on one CD. Click here to find out more.

How it all begins......

Harold is a platypus. Some might say a slightly naughty or mischievous platypus from Australia. Charlie, Harold’s best friend, is a little bear who comes from wherever it is little bears come from. 

Harold and Charlie live with Mandy and Steve who have the very hard job of keeping the two friends out of trouble. They all live together in a little house in Cambridge and this is where our website begins….


All content © Copyright Stephen Humphreys 2013

Hello!  Welcome to my site, the home of the

‘Harold and Charlie Adventure Books’.

The adventures of a platypus and a little bear, illustrated by children, especially for children.

NEW, NEW, NEW!! The 7th Harold and Charlie Book. HAROLD THE PIRATE. Click here to find out more.