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PAGE TURNER: Bushey grandmother who loves to write publishes interactive children’s book

 Published on: 10th June 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A grandmother from Bushey has published an interactive children’s book called Chloe’s African Adventures inspired by her two year old granddaughter and her love for animals.

Melanie Baum, who lives in the town with her husband David and son Ollie was inspired to write the book during lockdown with more free time to be creative. 

She decided to work on her own children’s book project during lockdown and found an illustrator, Irina Dringova, to bring the book to life through pictures and published the story on Amazon.

Melanie said: “I have always wanted to write, even in school I could never keep to the word limit. I never thought about writing a book when I was young. I just knew I liked making up stories. The book combines my love for my granddaughter Chloe and my love for giraffes.”

The book is about a special giraffe on her adventures in Africa, meeting lots of different animals who help her find her family. The 24-page book has interactive questions for children to answer combined with factual information.

Melanie is currently working on a second book for older children written from the perspective of a rescue dog who escapes a bad situation and finds happiness, she hopes to publish this by December 2021.

To purchase Chloe’s African Adventues visit or search ‘Chloes African Adventures’ on Amazon.

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