About Ade

Ade lives in sunny Weston-super-Mare with his wife, beautiful daughters, two cats, and a Jack Russell called Pixie. Ade has been entertaining since May 2001 and has delivered over 2,800 parties, corporate events, and shows in that time.

In his spare time, he likes to perform in pantomime (oh yes he does) and stand-up comedy, which he describes as “the scariest thing ever”. He blends his stand-up comedy and interactive entertainment style into his writing. The Astounding Adventure of Mr Bowns was originally something to do to amuse himself while backpacking around Germany. Sitting in gorgeous gothic bars he would drink beer, eat chips and garlic mayo, soak in the atmosphere and write.

Ade wants parents to enjoy reading his books as much as children enjoy listening to them. He is influenced by Enid Blyton’s ‘Faraway Tree’ and ‘The Wishing Chair’ stories, and injects unexpected whimsical humour which gives his books a unique feel and a pleasure to read.

Ade Bowen Weston Childrens books


Have a gander at the books Ade has written and illustrated.


Ade is an art teacher and freelance illustrator. Browse some of his work here.

Lazy Bones

ade workshops

Ade has a dream to inspire all children to spend more time away from the digital screen. Find out how here.

Ade Visits

Ade can come and visit your school for an interactive session with the children. Several options are available for you to choose.


Ade weston cover

Read up on Ade’s thoughts about recent events.