Lancing author Frankie Wohler is getting festive with 10 Quirky Turkeys

Lancing author Frankie Wohler is getting festive with 10 Quirky Turkeys, published by Bumble-bee Books (Olympia Publishers) at £5.99 and available from Olympia Publishers and Amazon.

Frankie Wohler
Frankie Wohler

Frankie explains: “I wanted to write a story based on a traditional style counting rhyme and make it fun, colourful and Christmassy. I began with the simple idea of counting down from ten to one.

“I decided that each of my quirky turkeys should do something different. Once I had all the scenarios in mind, I started to write the story in verse and make notes of ideas for my wonderful illustrator Trevor Hardy.

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“With his expertise, he was able to make each page come alive with colour and humour. I am certain my book will make a delightful stocking filler for young children to enjoy again and again at Christmas time.

“I had worked with Trevor in 2019 to create our first Christmas children’s story, A Right Royal Sprout, and I was keen to follow up its success with a new book.

“I’ve always adored writing poetry and having been a primary school teacher for a number of years, I know how much children enjoy repetition and rhyme and what a fun and helpful learning tool it can be. 10 Quirky Turkeys is aimed at two to six-year-olds. My hope is they can have it read to them or read it themselves whilst giggling at the pictures.”

Frankie added: “My first anthology of poems entitled Made In Lancing was published in 2018. A year later A Right Royal Sprout was published. This was a beautiful book in which all of the pictures featured handmade puppets and models.

“I have also written a novel, as yet unpublished, as well as three more children’s stories to submit for publication. I am in the final stages of putting together my second collection of poems.”