Too Many Zeros

Forty Million Minutes — Book 1

Tim and Coral Townsend are sent to stay on a remote farm when they make a discovery that will change their lives forever: aliens! Suddenly they’re plunged into a wild adventure full of incredible new technology, intelligent mice and friendly aliens in need of help.

But their new friends aren’t alone. Evil agents of a darker power are watching their every move, preparing to strike with mind parasites and killer robots. Now Tim, Coral and their friends must outwit their enemies and find the courage to face the darkest, most deadly force in the universe.

Get ready for an adrenaline-filled adventure with a cast of zany characters, furious action and a heart-stopping climax.

With Too Many Zeros, the adventure begins …


Absolutely phenomenal book! It’s short, taking only a few hours to read, but it is jam packed with action, adventure, tension, and friendship. We’ll written and delightful to read, the characters are fun and genuine.
Maureen H

‘Too Many Zeros is very good indeed. The story bounces along, there is wonderful humour, excellent characterisation, and an intricate plot that will keep kids interested and give them ideas to ponder as well. … [It] has a gripping story and manages to be both funny and dramatic.’

Original assessment of the draft manuscript
by Fleur Beale, author and creative writing consultant.

‘A rollicking good read for pre-teenage children and their parents.
It’s funny, fast-paced and captivating. A real page-turner.’

Maggie Rainey-Smith

Watch Maggie Rainey-Smith’s review on Television New Zealand’s Good Morning show …