7-year-old Tom Burlison, the winner of our Bedtime Story Competition 2018, has had a busy few days with the launch of his book, The Incredible Journey! See what's been going on behind the scenes of his TV and radio appearances here on our blog.
After Tom was announced as the winner of the competition, The Incredible Journey illustrator, Sara Sanchez, and the team at Little Tiger Press worked hard to turn Tom's story into a real-life picture book. The book is now on sale and can be bought exclusively through us at The Book People. Tom was thrilled to see his book for the first time and has been making appearances in the press to talk about what it's like to be one of the youngest picture book authors in the UK.
The Incredible Journey was launched on Sunday the 16th June 2019 and Tom's press appearances kicked off with an interview on the BBC Breakfast couch. He was joined by his mum and his head teacher to talk about imagination and the inspiration for his story.
The second day of Tom's launch saw The Incredible Journey featured on ITV News London and Channel 5 News. Channel 5 News went into Tom's school to speak to him and his classmates about his brilliant book and competition win. His friends are all very proud of Tom and let the news team know just how much they love his story.
Tom has also been on two of his local radio stations, BBC Radio Surrey and Radio Jackie, to discuss what it's like becoming one of the UK's youngest authors and how it feels to know his book is raising vital funds for Save the Children.
If you would like to get a copy of The Incredible Journey, it is available on our website now. Don't forget, at least 35% of the sales from each book is being donated to Save the Children so be sure to get your copy soon.