It’s March and you know what that means – it’s World Book Day soon. We love a story at Bloom and Blossom HQ and it feels only right that we do something to celebrate the joy of sharing stories with your little ones to mark the occasion.
This month (yes, the whole month) we’ll be donating one book to a local school every time you spend over £20 on our website. Our aim is to share 1,000 stories with local school-children.
What kind of reader are you? Have you got a catalogue of character voices? Or is story-time a much calmer affair? We tend to have a flair for the amateur dramatics at story-time with our little ones. Whatever your style, those few minutes sharing a story with your children feeds their imagination (and yours for that matter!) and can spark such joy before bed.
How can you help us share 1,000 stories?
We’ll donate a book every time you spend £20 on our website. Simple as that. Place your order and we’ll do the rest – literally. We’re donating books to local schools in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire where our team is based. We’ll be hand-delivering the books ourselves and don’t worry, we’re quite used to juggling many different hats - one of our many talents include being a stand-in delivery driver (there’s a story here, but for another time…).
What story will we be sharing?
With the help of the archive team at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, we created our own extra-special edition of The BFG. We got to see Roald Dahl’s original manuscripts and discover some of the dreams he’d written but never appeared in the book…until now. Our special edition of The BFG contains a whole extra chapter full of whoppsy big secrets – who was the real Sophie? How did Roald Dahl originally plan to end the story of The BFG? When did the BFG first appear in Roald Dahl’s other books?
If you want to get your own copy of this book, it’s exclusively available in our gift set here, and if you want to help us share 1,000 stories and donate a copy to a local school, simply spend over £20 on our website throughout this week.
'Does this give me happy dreams mummy?'...
…is genuinely what one of the Bloom and Blossom Juniors asked about our Pillow Spray. If you’ve managed to sit down and share a story together, well done, if not, never fear we’ve got another trick up our sleeve. A couple of spritzes of one of our Pillow Sprays on their bedding before they go to sleep will help them drift in to ‘dream country’.