A local illustrator has helped to create a children’s book, which will be given out to disadvantaged children in Leicester this Christmas, amid the current cost of living crisis.
Samantha Peberdy, has worked closely with The Mighty Creatives, an arts-based charity, in order to help create a non-fiction dinosaur children’s book. The book, which explores dinosaurs that lived in England and Wales during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, is set to be given out to disadvantaged children in Leicester.
“We are currently going through a time in society when inflation is pushing vulnerable children into poverty with the current living crisis,” said Ms Peberdy on the importance of the project.
“The books will be given out to vulnerable children during this living crisis, and I need your help to make a real difference.”
Ms Peberdy is currently fundraising to ensure that the books reach as many vulnerable children as possible over the Christmas period.
“Currently, the books are going to a women’s and children’s refugee in Leicester, and each book will cost £2.50 to print and deliver,” she went on to explain. “Therefore, whatever you can give will make an impact.”
The book explores dinosaurs that lived in England and Wales during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The non-fiction narrative is described as an “informative fun book”, telling interesting facts and showing how to say these complicated Dinosaur names.
In collaboration, Steve Brussate a Palaeontologist and Professor at the University of Edinburgh, a Dinosaur enthusiast and writer with the bestseller has also fact-checked the book.
To find out more, or to donate to the cause, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-mighty-dinosaurs-of-england-wales