Local author’s picture book

A local author has just released his latest picture book for children.

Phil Allcock, who lives in Eaton, has written Clumpety Bump, a story about a very lazy horse who doesn’t like to walk, trot or gallop, much to his owner Wally Wobblebottom’s annoyance. When Clumpety ruins all of Wally’s gifts to his friends, Wally makes Clumpety stay at home, but will he get very far on his own?

Clumpety Bump is a light-hearted tale with lyrical lines of dialogue, making it an interactive read.

Phil’s humour is combined with an important lesson about hard work and helpfulness to keep children engaged and excited about physical activities.

Phil is a biology graduate who was involved in research for some years, but then decided to pursue his love of writing. Since then, he has had 40 short children’s stories transmitted on BBC and ITV, including six read by actor and singer Paul Nicholas on ‘Playdays’ and ten read by comedian and actor, Lenny Henry, on CBeebies radio.

Cantankerous King Colin was Phil’s first published children’s picture book in 2014 followed by Animal Magic, his first board book, in 2016.