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Clever Tykes – storybooks to inspire the next generation plus GIVEAWAY!!

Anyone walking around our house would notice we have a LOT of books. Books are a gateway to inspiration, knowledge, adventure, fantasy and so much more. Curly can lose himself for days at a time in a book and I think that’s a great thing for him to enjoy. The more that Little Bean is clicking with her reading, the more she too is beginning to find a real love for reading books to herself. Reading together or looking at books alone is something we have encouraged ever since the Beans were babies and it’s something they all love.

Before Christmas we were sent a set of books I hadn’t heard of before called Clever Tykes. Clever Tykes is a set of three stories aimed at primary school children which has been bringing positive entrepreneurial role models into the classrooms of over 50 schools across the UK and now they are available for the home too.

Clever Tykes

The books main characters are Cody, Cho and Willow who realise that there is something very special about each of them and so they set about making their own little ventures. The series includes Walk-It Willow; the story of a girl who loves dogs and starts her own service for neighbours, Code It Cody; a computer whizz kid who creates his very own computer game and Change It Cho; who has a passion for health and fitness and wants to encourage others to eat healthily and get more exercise.

The book which appealed most to Little Bean (who is in Key Stage 2 – target audience) was Walk-It Willow as she too loves animals and would love the opportunity to work with them herself when she is older. Little Bean recognised many personality traits in Willow that were similar to her own and she loves the chance to do a bit of problem solving so it was interesting to hear her take on how she would put things right.

Clever Tykes storybooks aim to introduce important life skills to young children through positive entrepreneurial role models”, commented founder Ben Cook. “We’re passionate about raising aspirations in children everywhere through enterprise educations, and we want to make sure that children, whatever their background, believe in themselves and excel in whichever career path they choose”, he added.

Children naturally aspire to be like people they know or look up to, whether it’s their parents, their teachers or people they see on TV. Little Bean particularly loves Steve Backshall (as does Mummy) and Naomi Wilkinson and thanks to their great shows she has been inspired to learn more about animals. Clever Tykes is passionate about using their stories to promote important skills and characteristics in children as they grow-up and to give young kids the opportunity to be inspired. The books empower them to feel that they too have what it takes to carve out a successful career doing something they love.

The books are very easy to read and written in a clear font with amusing black and white images to accompany the story.

Clever Tykes (RRP £7.99 each or complete series of three stories for £19.99) are available to purchase from www.clevertykes.com and are also available from Amazon and Waterstones.

WIN Clever Tykes Storybooks (set of 3) x 1

DISCLAIMER: We were sent a complimentary set of books for the purpose of this post. All words, images and opinions are my own and may not be copied without my permission.


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  1. ashleigh allan
    January 13, 2016 / 6:48 am

    hopefully me and their dad – and their grandparents too

  2. Becca Staples
    January 13, 2016 / 8:17 am

    There older brother and sisters, they seem to copy alot. So let hope we did a good job with them lol x

  3. mummyfever
    January 13, 2016 / 8:54 am

    I hope me, their brothers and sisters and their friends and teachers

  4. iain maciver
    January 13, 2016 / 10:59 am

    there brothers or sisters

  5. Paula Readings
    January 13, 2016 / 11:44 am

    I think we all do, as we all have different strengths & achievements.

  6. January 13, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Myself and husband because they want to be like us and love us

  7. Chris Andrews
    January 13, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Who do you think inspires your child the most and why? . . . . mummy and daddy and me (granny) as we always listen to them

  8. Catherine McAlinden
    January 13, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Me, their Dad, and their teachers!

  9. January 13, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Me and the tiny man I blog about at runoutofwomb.com He’s not reading yet but won’t be long!

  10. Karen Howden
    January 13, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    my friends daughter Charlotte

  11. Samantha loughlin
    January 14, 2016 / 12:47 am

    My dad was my daughter hero and still is xxx

  12. Ruth Harwood
    January 14, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Mum (me) I hope, as they spend most of their time with me xx

  13. Theresa Parker
    January 14, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    My late father was my boys hero…hopefully they will keep the values he demonstrated throughout his life

  14. Natalie Crossan
    January 14, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    My Mum is my daughters hero x

  15. Lynsey Buchanan
    January 15, 2016 / 5:04 am

    I would like to say myself as I always try my best to work hard and be a good role model.

  16. Kelly (@Jakeysmummy2006)
    January 15, 2016 / 10:38 am

    He is super close to his nanny so I would say her!

  17. lynn heath
    January 15, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    My daughter takes after my Mum, so I would say Nanny has a lot of influence over my daughter!

  18. Kerry Locke
    January 15, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    At the moment, I think my dad is my daughters inspiration – she hangs on his every word and wants to be just like him

  19. January 17, 2016 / 4:18 am

    I would say my eldest is inspired by his dad and my youngest by his older brother

  20. Kim Styles
    January 17, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    me and their dad and I think granny!

  21. Sally Collingwood
    January 22, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Me and her dad, I hope!

  22. maggie ali
    January 22, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    We love science, star gazing and astronomy in our house so we watch prof Brian Cox a lot and I’d say apart from us as parents it’s prof Cox who has a great impact on my children! As you can imagine when they are older, they want to be out there discovering new life, planets and infinity of our universe.

  23. Amy Rennocks
    January 22, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    His dad, He loves to copy my husband. He does martial arts and running and my son loves to practice with him <3

  24. lia jeanette sturman
    January 22, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    My Mum is my daughters hero she has spent alot of quality time with her

  25. isis1981uk
    January 22, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Scooby Doo as he always solves the mystery & faces his “demons”

  26. January 22, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I would like to think we do, but I know they really care about their taid and nain and want to do well for them x

  27. January 23, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    They would say fireman Sam seen as he helps everybody

  28. Philippa Turner
    January 23, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Their Grandparents – older, wiser and still quite cool!

  29. buddymagoo
    January 23, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    us & grandparents we hope! (still a baby)

  30. Becky Yeomans
    January 23, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    I would like to say me (her mom and her dad also) but really I think its Peppa Pig LOL 🙂

  31. leanne weir
    January 23, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    his friends, that’s all he goes on about

  32. Tommy L
    January 23, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Her older friends, because she copies everything they do.

  33. Rebecca sharp
    January 23, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    At the moment its Tim Peake. My daughter has always been interested in space and having a Brit up there has really increased her enthusiasm.

  34. Laura Asplin
    January 23, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Their primary school teacher

  35. Diana
    January 23, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Her pre-school teachers 🙂

  36. Lisa Mauchline
    January 23, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Mummy and Daddy

  37. carolyn joyce
    January 23, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Us – the parents – no one has a greater impact

  38. rlavender
    January 23, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    There bigger brothers and sisters 🙂

  39. Lee Davis
    January 24, 2016 / 9:11 am


  40. katie w
    January 24, 2016 / 10:00 am

    my husband, he works hard in 2 jobs and is studying for degree and still makes lots of time for our children.

  41. David Crabb
    January 24, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Being home educated and thus being free to explore and expand their own horizons !

  42. Jason Smith
    January 24, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    My little girl wants to be an illustrator so thinks Axel Scheffler is amazing!

  43. kate knight
    January 24, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I think me and her dad, well at least I hope so!

  44. January 24, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Man Utd footballers – he wants to be as big as them x

  45. Sally Poole
    January 24, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    nanny she is just inspiring and patient

  46. Catherine Whetton
    January 24, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Mummy and daddy 🙂

  47. neringa pakulyte
    January 24, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    January 24, 2016

  48. neringa pakulyte
    January 24, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    my mum

  49. Beryl drake
    January 24, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    From the world around them

  50. Jean Vaughan
    January 24, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    His support teacher at school with whom he has a very close relationship and she has inspired him in so many ways, 3 levels of reading since September to start with.

  51. jemma dwyer
    January 24, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    my mother she is very hard working and loving 🙂 x

  52. Tammy Neal
    January 24, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    My mum she is very hard working and loving <3 xx

  53. Hayley Todd
    January 25, 2016 / 9:38 am

    My little girl is inspired by our Vet, she looks up to her as her hero, as she wants to be a vet when she grows up!

  54. laura gallant
    January 25, 2016 / 10:19 am


  55. Pam Butterfield
    January 25, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    my mum

  56. Jo Carroll
    January 25, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    It would be nice to say it’s me as I spend the most time with him, but I’ve got a feeling it’s his older cousin who he apes continously 😉

  57. January 25, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    My dad, he is nearly 87 and love to talk about what he used to do back in the olden days xx

  58. Karen Laing
    January 26, 2016 / 11:22 am

    I think my daughter inspires my grand-daughter most,from the time she was tiny my daughter would read constantly with her,she’s now only four and her knowledge is incredible,she got over forty books at Christmas a large majority were educational.She has spends hours doing art with her and her paintings,for a four year old are really good,you don’t have to ask what it is,if it’s a person she has a body,head with hair eyes nose and mouth,arms and legs.It really does show the difference constant stimulation can make x

  59. Rebecca Roberts
    January 26, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Daddy as he goes to work six days a week!

  60. ruby spiteri
    January 26, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    the kids dad as he goes to work everyday and gives them the best life he can give them and teaches them whats right from wrong x

  61. Michelle Sykes
    January 26, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    I think its his elder brother Daniel

  62. Kay Broomfield
    January 26, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    My daughter is most inspired by her big brother!

  63. Meena Hindmarch
    January 27, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Probably Elsa and Anna from Frozen right now!

  64. Tanya Bryant
    January 27, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    thank you for taking the time to run this competition

  65. nicola james
    January 28, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    my mam she sees her nearly everyday and loves her very much

  66. Ella Dawn
    January 28, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    His daddy, can’t believe what a fantastic dad Jacob has turned out to be

  67. Karen Howden
    January 28, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    my son

  68. Solange
    January 31, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Their primary school teacher

  69. Charlotte Moore
    January 31, 2016 / 5:00 pm


  70. kerryann owens
    February 1, 2016 / 12:25 am

    I want to say me

  71. Rich Tyler
    February 1, 2016 / 10:30 am

    My in-laws

  72. February 1, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I would like to think it was me, but I suspect these days it is his teachers

  73. jamie millard
    February 1, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Probably mum.

  74. February 1, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    I’d love to say me however i’m pretty sure it’s his great nanny bell, he stays with her every Monday night to ‘look after her’. Personally I think it’s all the stories she tells him of when she was little that makes him want to stay <3

  75. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    February 2, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Their great-grandad, They adored him and would sit for hours listening to his stories and tales of the war, etc ….

  76. vicki deacon
    February 2, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    my grandparents as they look after my boys whilst i work they have a great time and lots of fun

  77. Kirsteen Mackay
    February 3, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Bear Grylls because he really inspires my son to get outside and do survival type things.

  78. Sharon L Johnson
    February 3, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    has to be me (there mum) im single now 8 years on with twins and little ones and ive done a dam good job with my kids, they all help around the house and im always being told how good there manners are 🙂

  79. Sarah a
    February 3, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    My family

  80. Rebecca Barnes (@beccabarnes2001)
    February 3, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Children are always inspired by how interested you are in reading yourself. Kid’s books are better 😉

  81. Jill fairbank
    February 4, 2016 / 6:06 am

    Me I love reading at the end of a long tiring day with my boy

  82. kimberley ryan
    February 4, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    my daughter (6) is inspired by Tim Peake at the moment and she now want to be an astronaut, she just loves anything associated with space.

    who inspires my twin boys (3)?, I would love to say me but its probably Buzz Lightyear or Mr Tumble 🙂

  83. Yvonne Hannah
    February 4, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Grandma and grandma and their childhood tales

  84. samantha mason
    February 4, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    His grandads, he trys to be just like them

  85. rachel GOLDEN
    February 5, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    other children whether that be siblings, cousins, other children at school/nursery

  86. Charlaine cross
    February 6, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Fab giveaway
    Me and dad Other kids @nursery xx

  87. Anita hargreaves
    February 6, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    My mum has been a second mother figure for my daughter and we have instilled good morals x

  88. Barbara Handley
    February 6, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Me hopefully as I struggled to work hard while raising him alone.

  89. Tina
    February 7, 2016 / 8:40 am

    I hoping me as I strive to set an example every day

  90. Lisa Mauchline
    February 7, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Her Daddy

  91. Sarah Searle
    February 7, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Children at Playschool- he copies and takes in everything they do

  92. Lisa Wilkinson
    February 7, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I think me TBH. She’s a complete mummy’s girl. She looks like her daddy but has my mannerisms.

  93. Helen W
    February 8, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    all of his cousins inspire him to do and try new things

  94. Tyler Phillips
    February 8, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    These look good, unlike the large amount of meaningless books on the market.

  95. Tyler Phillips
    February 8, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    My child is most inspired by nature. She is really engrossed with leaves, and loves to look at them.

  96. esme mccrubb
    February 8, 2016 / 5:46 pm


  97. Katie skeoch
    February 8, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I hope that we do as their family.

  98. Susan B
    February 9, 2016 / 11:40 am

    A mixture of influences, I think. Family and teachers at the top of the list then online and media personalities.

  99. February 9, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I believe that my 1 year old daughter inspires my two other children. She has been ill since she was born but is always smiling and pushing through it and never giving up.

  100. Adrian Bold
    February 9, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    The parents primarily, as they are around the children the most.

  101. February 9, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Without a doubt hubby and I as the parents as she looks up to us

  102. Natalie Catterall
    February 9, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Amazing giveaway, our two boys love their books xx

  103. Alice OConnor
    February 9, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Her daddy xxx

  104. February 9, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    currently her pets and our family pets – H is fascinated by dogs and cats and the birds and snakes – we play making the noises and name the body parts with them

  105. claire little
    February 10, 2016 / 12:13 am

    parents and grandparents

  106. robyn297
    February 10, 2016 / 12:52 am

    My husband, my son wants to be just like him and mimics everything her does.

  107. Vickie Jackson
    February 10, 2016 / 7:50 am

    I’d like to think I inspire my daughter but I know it’s probably other children and seeing what they can do. It pushes her to try more.

  108. Elspeth McMillan
    February 10, 2016 / 8:09 am

    They look up to their Daddy but copy their siblings

  109. sarah parker
    February 10, 2016 / 10:49 am

    us as parents because our kids look up to us 🙂

  110. emma kinsey
    February 10, 2016 / 11:14 am

    defo the older ones help them to learn

  111. Lis c
    February 10, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    My. Grandfather

  112. Gem Cook
    February 10, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    I believe my older kids inspire our younger children.
    I would love to win this amazing giveaway for our little girl. Thank you for the chance ?

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