product_thumbnailLuluUK has teamed up with Lulu author Darren Bane and illustrator Fiona Mitchell to give you a chance to win a printed signed copy (we have 5 to give-away!) of their fabulous children’s book Tales from the Toy Cupboard. Fans of Winnie the Pooh style stories (and all things ‘Teddy’) will love this book. The book is suitable for reading age 8+ and snuggle up reading aloud with adults age 4+. This is a great gift for Christmas.

How do I win a signed copy? 

To stand a chance of winning a signed copy to be delivered in time for Christmas all you need to do is connect to us on twitter or Facebook @luludotcomUK and tweet or message us TEDDY and your name will be entered into a prize draw. The draw will be made on 30th Nov 2017 and the winners notified the first week of December. This is only open to UK residents.

About the author and illustrator:

Darren lives in Bristol and is a qualified journalist and a multi-award-winning PR, corporate communications and marketing professional. He is addicted to writing and his other publications include Uncle Prawn, Big One and Furgle and the Frimp,  all available from the Lulu.com bookshop. Darren and Fiona have planned four more books in the Tales from the Toy Cupboard series and book two, Hide and Squeak will be released in 2018. Darren is also currently working on his fourth full length comedy and has plans to publish a diary charting the first six month’s of his son’s life as he struggled to hang on to life.

We also took this opportunity to ask illustrator Fiona what inspired her to start to illustrate and she has shared her thoughts with us:

“I have always loved colouring-in, but when I was younger hated the big areas to be filled in the pictures, so I started drawing in a more intricate style for myself. I always imagined what adventures my teddies got up to when I wasn’t looking so it has been a delight to illustrate them. Most of them sit watching me in my studio as I work. Teddies can be such important characters in our lives when we are young and not so young.”

You can read more about Darren and his previously published titles by visiting his Lulu author spotlight page.

All Darren’s books can be purchased on the Lulu bookshop at http://www.lulu.com