The second Hatpeople book will include greater ethnic diversity, this development can be seen in the first picture of the pirate crew (see on the 'Working On' page. The development will not be confined to the pirates.
In the original book 'The Little Helmet' the characters had been developed with white hands, and noses reflecting the colour of the hat or pink tones.
The naval theme of the second book is perfect for this development, as paintings of the Battle of Trafalgar can be seen to show at least one black sailor reflecting the fact that the Royal Navy included sailors of a range of ethnicities fighting in defence of England in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
The second book will also seek to challenge other social issues in the development of its characters.