Blackwood gran publishes poems for children
12:20pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
A BLACKWOOD grandmother has published her first children’s book – more than 30 years after writing it.
Lyn Phillips, of Sycamore Court, wrote more than 30 poems for her children Neil and Lianne in the late 1970s when they were seven-years-old. Only recently has she had the book, called Rhyme-Time, published in Abertillery.
Mrs Phillips, who enjoys writing as a hobby, initially wrote the collection of poems to read to her children at bedtime.
She said: “I used to make up stories and convince my children that when they were sleeping their toys would come to life.”
The book features poems such as The Furry Little Caterpillar, In the Jungle and her favourite The Butterfly and the Bumble Bee.
Mrs Phillips now hopes her poems, which include illustrated drawings of animals and children, will entertain other children at home and in schools.
She said: “I find it fun to write something for the children. If the book is a success I will continue to write more for them.”
Rhyme-Time is £6.50 and is available at WH Smith in Cwmbran and Newport, Abergavenny Bookshop and Rowlands Newsagent’s, Blackwood.