”One day, Winky decides to leave his home and go exploring. He sets out on an expedition to look for colours! He leaves his home early in the morning, while everyone else is still sleeping and the night sky is just turning from black into grey.
Winky looks back at his home, sighs sadly, but bravely waddles on.
Winky walks and waddles and swims, and walks and waddles and swims for a long time. Then he comes to an ice block and decides to rest.
This is a sneak peek into my children’s book Winky’s Colours, which combines topics such as polar animals, environmental issues and even some romance. It is a chapter book with additional questions to help parents, teachers and children think about the story and what they would do. As a teacher and mum, I know very well how stories promote critical and creative thinking, empathy, problem-solving skills and imagination.