A health and wellbeing advocate from Chorleywood has produced a series of books to get children learning about living a healthy lifestyle.
Victoria Parkinson, 36, created Will and Cher’s Wellness Journey series after seeing too many adults fail to understand how important it is to look after themselves.
Victoria based the books around her son Will and their black Labrador called Cher with a simple message to teach children aged between two and five healthy habits so that they can grow up to be aware of their health and also the environment.
She said: “Our kids need to be informed as early as possible and the way to do this is to simply put it in books and in a fun way.
“My little boy looks up to hulk and superman and he loves to hit and kick things, so making cartoon characters promoting healthy habits was the road I wanted to go down.
“I don’t care about the money, what drives me is getting this book out to as many children and schools as possible. It drives me crazy how so many people struggle to look after themselves.
“Our world is so fast paced and stressful hopefully when parents read this to their kids, they’ll realise they need to drink more water or fruit than they do.”
The series’ illustrations by Emma Morris feature some prominent locations in the local area including Scotts Bridge in Rickmansworth, a fruit picking farm in Kings Langley and Lavender fields in Hitchin.
Will and Cher’s Wellness Journey, published by Healthy Habits For Children Publishing, is available to buy as an ebook on Amazon by searching ‘Will and Cher’ and hard copies of the books will be available in February.
Visit the website, www.thewellnesslifestyle.co.uk