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The 7 Key Benefits of a Personalised Children’s Book

“There’s no other book out there like it.” (You and Yours BBC Radio 4) I remember, many years ago, receiving a rather different Christmas present from my big brother Malcolm. It was a personalised book called “Wizwam and I in Africa”. It wasn’t a particularly great story and the quality was fairly ropey, but it featured a wacky wizard (Wizwam), …

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On writing “The Birthday BOO!”

(Or How to Create a Monster….) Yesterday, as I sat at my desk, gazing out of the window, I noticed a spider starting to spin its web. It started with one strand and then slowly, meticulously, began the painstaking process of putting another strand into place, until the whole web was perfectly complete. And so it is with writing. It …

The Present-Day Christmas Story

(with a bit of help from the Queen, the Grinch and Joan Rivers…) “At this time of the year, our thoughts turn towards…” …well our dear old Queen, in her yearly Christmas Day speech, would have us thinking it’s the Commonwealth. However (correct me if I’m wrong) I’m not sure that that’s the first thing on all our minds ‘at …

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Pants on My Head 😱 – The Perplexities of Parenting

When my youngest boy Charlie was 5, he came home from school to tell us that the teacher had shut him in a dark cupboard to ‘learn about death’. 😲😲😲 Anyway, after some ‘gentle extraction’, we finally worked out that they had been learning about being ‘deaf’ and ‘blind’ and that the whole class had all gone into a very …

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Peachy Poetry – Part One

(For Pointless Procrastinating…) Peachy Poetry? A little known form of the genre, invented circa 2019 by the poet (ahem) Alison Reddihough and dedicated to short, mostly rhyming musings about totally random things. And Pointless Procrastinating? Hey, don’t knock it! Pointless Procrastinating is underrated (as is Peachy Poetry). Both are a way to distract ourselves from the humdrum, the Tasks-You-Can’t-Face-Doing and …

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What makes a great, personalised, children’s book??

(And where can I find one???) “Imagine a story so specialAbout a very unusual friendWhere YOU are the star of the storyFrom the start, right to the end. So enjoy this book dear (FIRST NAME) Because it’s written just for you!And given with lots of special loveAnd monster cuddles too!” (Dedication in “The Birthday BOO!”) When we started Tickled Moon, …

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What make the best birthday surprises?

(For a 2 or 82 year old??) “That’s enough!” said (CHILD’S FIRST NAME)(Who’d had enough of the BOOs)“That’s not the surpriseThat most kids would choose They want (CHILD’S FAVOURITE BIRTHDAY GIFT)A party, friends and cakeLots of fun thingsTo play with and make” (from “Your Child’s Name and The Birthday Boo” personalised book by TickledMoon) Our first foray into the children’s, …

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Personalised books with a BIG heart

(or Tickled…Who/What/Why???) A very big welcome to Tickled MoonWe know you’re very smart,So please take a look at our personalised bookCos it’s funny, with a great big heart.Maybe you’ll subscribe to our newsletter,And hopefully you’ll come back soon,As we’ve lots of books and rhymes to comeJust for you, at Tickled Moon. OK. First things first… New company set up, specialising …