Clever Tykes

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 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.



  • Tracy K Nixon (@tracyknixon)

    January 13 at 5:53 am

    Children’s tv presenters, their teachers and hopefully me!

  • ashleigh allan

    January 13 at 6:48 am

    hopefully me and their dad – and their grandparents too

  • Becca Staples

    January 13 at 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

  • mummyfever

    January 13 at 8:54 am

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

  • kim neville (@kimneville2)

    January 13 at 9:40 am

    From myself and their teachers

  • iain maciver

    January 13 at 10:59 am

    there brothers or sisters

  • Paula Readings

    January 13 at 11:44 am

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

  • Jo m Welsh

    January 13 at 12:49 pm

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

  • Chris Andrews

    January 13 at 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

  • Catherine McAlinden

    January 13 at 1:55 pm

    Me, their Dad, and their teachers!

  • Jo Glasspool

    January 13 at 5:27 pm

    Their Granny! Granny knows all x

  • lucy

    January 13 at 8:10 pm

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

  • Karen Howden

    January 13 at 9:48 pm

    my friends daughter Charlotte

  • Samantha loughlin

    January 14 at 12:47 am

    My dad was my daughter hero and still is xxx

  • Ruth Harwood

    January 14 at 8:52 am

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

  • Theresa Parker

    January 14 at 5:22 pm

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

  • Natalie Crossan

    January 14 at 11:24 pm

    My Mum is my daughters hero x

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    January 15 at 5:04 am

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

  • Kelly (@Jakeysmummy2006)

    January 15 at 10:38 am

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

  • lynn heath

    January 15 at 4:54 pm

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

  • Kerry Locke

    January 15 at 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

  • Michaela Hannah

    January 17 at 4:18 am

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

  • Kim Styles

    January 17 at 1:03 pm

    me and their dad and I think granny!

  • Sally Collingwood

    January 22 at 12:25 pm

    Me and her dad, I hope!

  • maggie ali

    January 22 at 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.

  • Amy Rennocks

    January 22 at 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

  • lia jeanette sturman

    January 22 at 8:18 pm

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

  • isis1981uk

    January 22 at 8:43 pm

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

  • Karen Langridge

    January 22 at 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

  • Adeinne Tonner

    January 23 at 4:24 pm

    They would say fireman Sam seen as he helps everybody

  • Philippa Turner

    January 23 at 5:01 pm

    Their Grandparents – older, wiser and still quite cool!

  • buddymagoo

    January 23 at 5:49 pm

    us & grandparents we hope! (still a baby)

  • Becky Yeomans

    January 23 at 6:41 pm

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

  • leanne weir

    January 23 at 7:42 pm

    his friends, that’s all he goes on about

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    January 23 at 8:06 pm

    My soldier husband as they look up to him

  • Tommy L

    January 23 at 8:09 pm

    Her older friends, because she copies everything they do.

  • Rebecca sharp

    January 23 at 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.

  • Laura Asplin

    January 23 at 8:16 pm

    Their primary school teacher

  • Diana

    January 23 at 10:32 pm

    Her pre-school teachers 🙂

  • Lisa Mauchline

    January 23 at 11:12 pm

    Mummy and Daddy

  • carolyn joyce

    January 23 at 11:12 pm

    Us – the parents – no one has a greater impact

  • rlavender

    January 23 at 11:32 pm

    There bigger brothers and sisters 🙂

  • Carole Sylvia Hiscock

    January 23 at 11:59 pm

    we do his mom and dad!

  • Lee Davis

    January 24 at 9:11 am


  • katie w

    January 24 at 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.

  • David Crabb

    January 24 at 11:16 am

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

  • Jason Smith

    January 24 at 12:41 pm

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

  • kate knight

    January 24 at 1:23 pm

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

  • mrsdhdow

    January 24 at 1:43 pm

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

  • Sally Poole

    January 24 at 2:46 pm

    nanny she is just inspiring and patient

  • Catherine Whetton

    January 24 at 4:56 pm

    Mummy and daddy 🙂

  • Louise Fairweather

    January 24 at 5:52 pm

    Apparently Diego Costa as he is very good at football

  • neringa pakulyte

    January 24 at 7:29 pm

    January 24, 2016

  • neringa pakulyte

    January 24 at 7:31 pm

    my mum

  • Beryl drake

    January 24 at 8:13 pm

    From the world around them

  • Jean Vaughan

    January 24 at 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.

  • jemma dwyer

    January 24 at 9:27 pm

    my mother she is very hard working and loving 🙂 x

  • Tammy Neal

    January 24 at 10:46 pm

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

  • Hayley Todd

    January 25 at 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!

  • laura gallant

    January 25 at 10:19 am


  • Pam Butterfield

    January 25 at 12:33 pm

    my mum

  • Jo Carroll

    January 25 at 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 😉

  • Rachel Bustin

    January 25 at 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

  • Karen Laing

    January 26 at 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

  • Rebecca Roberts

    January 26 at 3:55 pm

    Daddy as he goes to work six days a week!

  • ruby spiteri

    January 26 at 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

  • Michelle Sykes

    January 26 at 9:55 pm

    I think its his elder brother Daniel

  • Kay Broomfield

    January 26 at 10:01 pm

    My daughter is most inspired by her big brother!

  • Meena Hindmarch

    January 27 at 1:21 pm

    Probably Elsa and Anna from Frozen right now!

  • Tanya Bryant

    January 27 at 5:06 pm

    thank you for taking the time to run this competition

  • nicola james

    January 28 at 2:21 pm

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

  • Ella Dawn

    January 28 at 7:39 pm

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

  • Karen Howden

    January 28 at 11:54 pm

    my son

  • Solange

    January 31 at 12:10 am

    Their primary school teacher

  • Charlotte Moore

    January 31 at 5:00 pm


  • kerryann owens

    February 1 at 12:25 am

    I want to say me

  • Rich Tyler

    February 1 at 10:30 am

    My in-laws

  • CrochetMummyto2

    February 1 at 6:42 pm

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

  • jamie millard

    February 1 at 9:46 pm

    Probably mum.

  • Jamie Edwards

    February 1 at 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

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke

    February 2 at 11:26 am

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

  • vicki deacon

    February 2 at 8:37 pm

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

  • Kirsteen Mackay

    February 3 at 11:30 am

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

  • Sharon L Johnson

    February 3 at 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 🙂

  • Sarah a

    February 3 at 4:30 pm

    My family

  • Rebecca Barnes (@beccabarnes2001)

    February 3 at 8:43 pm

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

  • Jill fairbank

    February 4 at 6:06 am

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

  • kimberley ryan

    February 4 at 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 🙂

  • Yvonne Hannah

    February 4 at 5:43 pm

    Grandma and grandma and their childhood tales

  • samantha mason

    February 4 at 8:44 pm

    His grandads, he trys to be just like them

  • rachel GOLDEN

    February 5 at 11:37 pm

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

  • natasha turner (@natashaturn2703)

    February 6 at 8:52 am

    Amaxing giveaway , something iv been looking for , for my lo. Xx

  • Charlaine cross

    February 6 at 6:30 pm

    Fab giveaway
    Me and dad Other kids @nursery xx

  • Anita hargreaves

    February 6 at 7:21 pm

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

  • Barbara Handley

    February 6 at 8:27 pm

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

  • Tina

    February 7 at 8:40 am

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

  • Lisa Mauchline

    February 7 at 2:17 pm

    Her Daddy

  • Sarah Searle

    February 7 at 8:02 pm

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

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    February 7 at 10:32 pm

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

  • Helen W

    February 8 at 12:27 pm

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

  • Tyler Phillips

    February 8 at 4:25 pm

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

  • Tyler Phillips

    February 8 at 4:28 pm

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

  • esme mccrubb

    February 8 at 5:46 pm


  • Katie skeoch

    February 8 at 10:21 pm

    I hope that we do as their family.

  • Susan B

    February 9 at 11:40 am

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

  • Kerry Kilmister

    February 9 at 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.

  • Adrian Bold

    February 9 at 7:25 pm

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

  • Victoria N

    February 9 at 8:46 pm

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

  • sheridarby

    February 9 at 8:52 pm

    Their friends

  • Natalie Catterall

    February 9 at 9:00 pm

    Amazing giveaway, our two boys love their books xx

  • Alice OConnor

    February 9 at 9:34 pm

    Her daddy xxx

  • ellie spider

    February 9 at 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

  • claire little

    February 10 at 12:13 am

    parents and grandparents

  • robyn297

    February 10 at 12:52 am

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

  • cathyj

    February 10 at 5:22 am

    older kids

  • Vickie Jackson

    February 10 at 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.

  • Elspeth McMillan

    February 10 at 8:09 am

    They look up to their Daddy but copy their siblings

  • sarah parker

    February 10 at 10:49 am

    us as parents because our kids look up to us 🙂

  • emma kinsey

    February 10 at 11:14 am

    defo the older ones help them to learn

  • Lis c

    February 10 at 12:32 pm

    My. Grandfather

  • Gem Cook

    February 10 at 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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