Gil the Travelling Gecko – his full name is Gilgamesh – is a little gecko who loves to travel. Gil lives in an airport and travels around the world exploring different countries. He learns about new cultures, foods and likes meeting new friends in a series of funny adventures.

Gil the Travelling Gecko enjoys to learn new languages and always tries to learn a few words when visiting a new country.

However, sometimes he misunderstands the foreign words and ends up saying things he didn’t mean.

You can read about some of Gil the Travelling Gecko’s mistakes on this page called ‘false friends’ .

Gil is a happy and funny gecko who likes most things, especially trying new foods, but he doesn’t like kiwi fruit because it makes his tongue numb. His pet hate is chewing gum which has been dropped on the floor, because it gets stuck in his pads if he treads on it. He is also very concerned about his tail falling off, which sometimes happens if he gets scared.

Gil has lots of pen friends who he meets when he travels. These friends also introduce him to new friends, plus others he meets when he is out on his own.


Travel Books for Children by Gil the Travelling Gecko

Gil the Travelling Gecko's bookshop


Gil writes a new book for each adventure in a new area or country. Click on the picture to take a look at where he has been and where is going.

Gil has a plan to visit as many countries in the world as he can. Did you know that there are over 200 different countries and territories in the world? That is a lot of travelling Gil will have to do!

Maybe he will be visiting your country in the near future. Perhaps he has been while you were not looking and has already written a book about it!


If you would like to see how Gil came to be, click here to find out