New children’s book to benefit Delph Library

MANY youngsters enjoy a bedtime story but few listen to a tale of which they are the subject.

But Jo Perry’s first attempt as an author features two-year-old daughter Lorna as the little girl in a magic adventure story entitled ‘Wish Upon a Shooting Star’.

Lorna (2), Jo Perry and Thomas (5)

The book, centred on Dovestone Reservoir and a little girl’s friendship with a puppy, is also dedicated to son Tom, aged five.

“Tom’s more interested in dinosaurs and pirates but he says he does like it,” laughs Delph based Jo, a self-employed animator.

“However, when I get round to doing another book, it will be about him.

“I got the idea when I was pushing Lorna around Dovestone in her buggy and we would meet all the dog walkers. But it’s taken me all this time to write the book.”

Jo’s labour of love, published by Four Geckos, sells for £4.99 and is available at Delph Library and also Swan Meadow Nursery on Gartside Street.

For every book sold from the two locations Jo will donate a £1 towards the upkeep of volunteer run Delph Library.

“We use the library all the time and at a time when many are under threat, it is an important to support it because it is an asset for the village,” she said.

Jo has kindly offered a copy of ‘Wish Upon a Shooting Star’ as a competition prize for one lucky Independent reader.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below and email to or write by post to Trevor Baxter, Saddleworth Independent, Units 3-4, 45 High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6HS.

Entries should be with us by Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Dovestone Reservoir is situated in which National Park?
1) Peak District
2) Yorkshire Dales
3) Snowdonia

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