This book is a dream I’ve shared with my daughter Caitlin ever since her 5th Birthday. It was that evening, she asked me to make up a bedtime story instead of reading one of hers. Looking at me with her big blue eyes, how could I refuse.
What started out as a bedtime story soon began to evolve. Caitlin would ask me to tell the story to her again and again. Each time I would add more details in and Caitlin would also add ideas of her own. She then told the story to her Nana, who is one of the characters. As a former Nursery Teacher she convinced me to put it down on paper.
I jokingly bounced the idea of writing it as a children’s book with my wife Lisa. Before I knew it she had found the amazing illustrator Monika Suska through the internet. Once we saw her first painting for the cover, we knew there was no going back.
Publishing this book has been a lot of fun, but also a lot of hard work. They say that everyone has a book inside them, now I can understand why not everyone publishes it :0)
We have self-published and self-funded everything, so nothing you pay will go to publishers or any other fat cats.
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Written by Richard Parr & Illustrated by Monika Suska
A delightful tale of adventure, problem solving and time travel. Katie, together with her well-loved but rather well-worn toy dog Penny, embark on their first adventure to solve a Giant Problem. These adventures are made possible thanks to a very special gift, given to Katie on her 5th Birthday by her Nana.
Books can be signed and dedicated. They come beautifully wrapped in pink and blue tissue paper, sealed with a sticker and gift boxed. This first book is available as a Hardback Edition with Embossed Dust Jacket. Inside are 36 pages of beautiful hand-painted colour illustrations.
It makes an ideal gift and bedtime story for all ages up to 6.
To place an order, please visit: www.magicblankettales.co.uk
We also offer Free Books For Schools and would love to visit your school to give a reading if you are in the West Yorkshire area.
In this second adventure, Katie must convince a greedy dragon to share a volcano of bubbling hot chocolate.
Magic Blanket Tales are an independent publisher created to promote their own books. Their own stories focus on a strong heroic character, Katie, and how she goes to magical lands to solve problems and the lessons she learns along the way.
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