About us

Five-a-Dale is a small, independent company, created by a mum, not a marketing committee. Our main aim is to focus on eating healthily for children, to encourage them to want to eat well, and to do it in an entertaining and straight forward way. We publish child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books, activities and comics, with the aim of creating publishing that helps educate children about food and healthy eating in a fun way.

We wanted to create characters and stories that children would love, and hope our engaging tales, great design and quirky (or sometimes very cute!) characters achieve this.

We’d love you to explore our pages, download our activities, buy our books and help spread the word about how important eating well is for children.

With childhood obesity listed as one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century, our message has never been more urgent. Obese children and adolescents are at an increased risk of developing serious health problems, and are also more likely to become obese adults.

So come and join us in Five-a-Dale, where a host of characters – from the super Krunchitz to the dastardly Dodgitz – are waiting to welcome you!

Read more about Five-a- Dale’s creator, Rachel Dennett

Read more about Five-a- Dale’s contributors


Learn about the goodness of greens and your nutrition

Mother Nuture’s Health & Nutrition

Information and worksheets for Schools & Parents


Who are your favourites? Meet the Five-a-Dale residents

Meet the characters

Learn more about the Five-a-Dale brand

The Brand