Most grandparents are a great source of stories but one Wrexham grandad has taken his imagination a step further.

Des Jones, from Pentre, near Cefn Mawr, has turned his tales into a children's book.

The 82-year-old was inspired by his grandchildren to share one of his stories, The Flight of the Dragonauts.

Des has not only written the book but he has also done all the illustrations, which include some at the back of the book for young readers to colour in themselves.

And he has kept the illustrations simple, almost childlike, to help fuel a young reader's imagination.

He has had about 200 copies printed, and also hopes to have the book translated into a Welsh edition.

Des, who originally trained as a geologist, said: "It all started off as little stories I'd tell my kids, then as grandchildren came along, a little worm of an idea crept up again.

"It then blossomed into this book."

The Flight of the Dragonauts begins with some peculiar things happening in a little country, and a mountain that's getting colder, and it trees disappearing.

Here we meet two young children, and an unhappy dragon who could only make damp, sooty clouds, and no longer able to keep the mountain warm.

And so a mission to help, and solve the problems begins.

If you would like to share the tale with your own children, copies will be available at Wrexham Library, with Des hoping to reach a few more in the region.

To own a personal copy, priced at £6.99, you can call Des on 07989 964 424 or email