A man from Louth has penned his own children’s fiction book that is both fun, creative and delivers an important message on e-safety.
Stuart Spendlow, 24, a teacher from Louth, has felt inspired by his pupils and adds an extra skill to his list of talents and has moved out of the classroom and into the world of children’s literature.
PENGUINPIG tells the story of little girl who reads about this unique character on the internet and decides she must go out and find one. Not telling her parents, she sets about in search of this delightful creature she discovered online, but does the adorable PENGUINPIG turn out to be what she hoped?
Stuart explains: “PENGUINPIG is aimed at children aged between 5-7 and sends out an important message about safety on the internet. This fills a huge gap in the market as there is currently a huge lack of fiction books of this type for children in this age range.
“It took me about 10 months to put the book together and with the wording being written in rhyme and the colourful illustrations that are included, it provides children with an enjoyable story but also fuses together a strong message for both children and their parents.”
Publishers of the book, Mathom House Publishing adds: “We wanted to publish PENGUINPIG because it’s funny and powerfully instructive. It ought to be on every parent’s book shelf and be mandatory bedtime reading - children will like it too.”
A chance to meet Stuart and illustrator Amy Bradley (who will also be doing a children’s illustration workshop from 11:00-11.30am) will be housed at a special local book launch at Wright’s of Louth in Eastgate on Wednesday, July 30 from 10am-1pm. They will be signing books and available to chat with or ask questions.