When the Bugs Came- the Picture book by Joe Fisher

by Joe Fisher Children's Author in Exeter, England, United Kingdom


raised of £2,500 stretch target


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This project will only be funded if at least £1,000 is pledged by 20th August 2020 at 4:29pm

Creating a wonderful, charming and current picture book about a young family experiencing lockdown! called When the Bugs Came.

by Joe Fisher Children's Author in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Funding the wonderful illustrations and enabling me to print more books and get them out to schools .The stretch target means I can give some away to these schools. 

1596871709_47c9f365-11a6-4f92-9ade-1d719c9d55cc.jpeg1595662300_98aabd32-963c-4851-9d71-4684fdcf8723.jpeg1594410376_c_fb_cover_station_4small.png1594309320_joe_fisher_2020_montage_.jpgI'm an event host and crowd warm up man who now has little work for  a while, i am also a published poet and have stayed creative by creating a helpful and entertaining Children's picture book called When the Bugs Came, all about lockdown. I love coming up with fun and imaginative ideas and this is just the start of what i hope will be a long journey of creating children's literature. This is a rhyming story wit delightful and detailed illustrations. 

This story follows Jacob, Isla and Mum through their Lockdown journey and is full of joy and authenticity, it has all the references to hand cleaning (singing happy birthday , clapping the hero's, homeschooling and lots more. It will be a great opportunity for children and families to reflect on this unprecedented situation. It focuses on the circumstances of lockdown as opposed to the virus itself and refers to the virus as a Bug, like many children do. 

Here's a sample  

‘2 Metres’? Said Jacob

Still scratching his head

‘It’s you on my shoulders 

or the length of our bed’

We all stayed apart 

When outside, or in shops 

And talked to our family 

On phones or laptops


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