Age 7-9 | Paperback | 36 pages | 200 x 150mm
Publication March 2020 | ISBN 9781913134426
A gentle illustrated story that captures the humour and quiet magic of the relationship between a young girl and her grandfather. Told in Roy’s distinctive style, this series of anecdotes, life lessons, and inventive half-truths is rich in authenticity and charm as ‘Bamps’ explains the world to Bronwen during their walks together through the countryside.
An ideal title to read together with children, Walking with Bamps also celebrates those cross-generational bonds of family that are so important to young and old alike.
Roy Noble is a native of Brynaman in the Amman Valley of Carmarthenshire but has lived for over forty years in Aberdare. Following a professional career in education her eventually joined the BBC, where his daily radio programme has attained high listening figures in Wales for a number of years, culminating in a national Sony Award. His writing includes the Graffeg title Down the Road and Round the Bend, a collection recounting traditional stories and legends from the length and breadth of Wales.
Karl Davies is an exciting new children's book illustrator whose work has brought the cast and characters of Graffeg's ABC of Opera series vividly to life. Karl is a landscape painter based in Pontypridd, Wales, and will also contribute illustrations to The B Team, the second children's book from Roy Noble, publishing May 2020.
‘An educational and humorous read, Walking with Bamps celebrates the relationship between children and their grandparents, using conversations between a little girl (Bronwen) and her grandfather (Bamps) as a vehicle to tell a selection of amusing and educational tales.’ Jenny White, Western Mail
‘This charming, gentle book is filled with love and encouragement A quiet story, it shows the importance of the relationship between generations for both the young and the old. […] This is an ideal read-together book, humourous, easy to follow and relate to, and celebrates the bonds of family and interest in each other. Heartwarming, sincere, just lovely.‘ Mary Esther Judy, Falling Star Stories