Welcome to the Kiki-verse!

Kiki and Friends celebrating

Here you will find out all about the characters in the Kiki and Friends series of books set in Sleepy Meadow, a quintessentially British village where nothing really happens – unless you’re a cat!

(See below for the map)

Discover what makes them special, what makes them unique, their strengths and weaknesses. With such a diverse range of characters, your child is sure to empathise and bond with at least one! I use them to deliver messages that children are often struggling with. By bonding with them, your child is able to work through their own questions and dichotomies by seeing how the character works through their situation.

This simultaneous detachment from themselves and attachment to someone or in this case some-cat, that represents their thoughts and worries, helps them express themselves – as you know, it is not easy to put your feelings into words, even as adults!

Using stories and characters is a powerful way to help children understand important principles. Kiki’s stories touch on quite a few, here are some examples:

  • the importance of honesty
  • the value of true friendship
  • respect for yourself and others
  • acceptance of people’s differences
  • belief in yourself and your abilities
  • acknowledging your weaknesses
  • using your uniqueness as your strength
  • the world around us and our role in it

Here you will meet both the good the bad and the funny.

Kiki and Friends adventure stories

Simply click on the name of the character you want to find out more about.

  • Kiki
  • Banjo
  • Piero
  • Dali
  • Lord Byron
  • Edgar
  • Allan
  • Poe
  • Winston + Churchill
  • Tiny + Titch
  • The Major
  • Grandpa George
  • John + Jane
The Farmies from Murk Farm

Well what did you think, that it was going to be all unicorns and fairy dust in the village of Sleepy Meadow?! No way! You gotta have the bad guys. This is the balance in life. The yin and the yang. Having opponents gives us something to push against, push us to excel, get us to question our moral compass, to move outside our comfort zone and think outside the box. Plus the Farmies are a great excuse for thrilling escapades and exciting adventures!

  • Piccasso
  • Miro
  • Percy
  • Byshhe
  • Shelley
  • Cezanne
  • Rat 1 + Rat 2
  • Eye-patch Cat

Welcome to Sleepy Meadow

Our protagonist lives at Blueberry Cottage and the baddie group are from the outskirts of the village in the appropriately named Murk Farm.

Cottontail Valley is village nearby (where Edgar, Allen and Poe’s Great Aunt Mildred lives).

Published by Francesca Hepton

Author and wellness mentor Francesca Hepton is a champion for children's health, well-being and a catalyst for personal growth. Her services include books, kits, and courses predominantly in the field of health, well-being, stress reduction, and life-style choices, as well as workshops with associated course material in the form of manuals, storybooks, training manuals, videos, audios, and mentoring services.

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