I guess that now would be the ideal time to tell you a little bit about Doodeedoo; the book, the character and the story behind it.
This is my second picture book (I released my first, Super Fred, late last year). Writing fun story's that are suitable for children is something that I really enjoy. I have four kids of my own, ranging from six months to ten years and it's fun to test out my rhymes on them. If they chuckle then I know I'm on to a winner.
I chose my wife as the illustrator and as you can see she really is fantastic. So this is truly a family project. Influenced by the Gilbert children, illustrated by the Gilbert wife and written by me, the Gilbert wolly.
No, not really.
The tiny mouse, our protagonist with red painted lips and well-trimmed claws decides, in her infinite rodenty wisdom, that she would like to build herself a little friend. Using socks, superglue and a little bit of luck, Doodeedoo is born.
He's not quite as she imagined. Waking up and unaware of who he is, he runs, scaring the cheese out of her in the process. Fortunately, our little mouse is not quite as daft as her pebble sized brain would suggest, and she soon realises that all he needs is a friend.
It's always nice to have a story with a moral, and in my opinion this is one of the best. Never judge a book by its cover. I know we are all guilty of it to some extent so it's nice to be able to teach our children that no matter how different we appear, inside we are all the same.
Oh, I forgot to say. Not only is this audiobook under £3 in real money but it includes two other stories - 'Super Fred', which many of you know, and 'The House Inside the Forest', which most of you don't.
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Note: Above are the UK links. Here are the ones for the US:
Doodeedoo - http://www.audible.com/pd/Kids/Doodeedoo-Audiobook/B00LXC5XJM/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1406219927&sr=1-1
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