Wendy Davison is a primary teacher in Norwich, England, with over twenty-eight years of teaching experience. Practising in Bignold Primary School, her love for students and books recently inspired her during the pandemic to publish a children's storybook.
Mrs. Davison and her husband own a big blue Mercedes bus that could be used as a travelling home. But since the pandemic had everything locked down for the majority of 2020, they could not set out for an adventure themselves. This did not mean that Mrs. Davison would not let her creativity take a ride on the bus.
She had a life-long dream of writing and publishing a book, what better than a book for her students, she thought! And so, during the pandemic, she sat down and created ‘Ernie’s Journey.’ Earnie is the name of the big blue bus she owns. She made the van the main character of the book which is a rhyming adventure story through Norwich for children. She also used the book for storytime with her students which they absolutely loved!
‘Ernie’s Journey' is said to be a celebration of local areas of interest in Norwich City, which the children may also look forward to searching for the hidden canary on every page. The book is written and designed solely by Mrs. Davison. Talking about it with Eastern Daily Press, she said, “I’m not an artist, but I persevered and had many happy hours drawing, painting, thinking and researching how to improve my skills. Although my computer skills are generally quite basic, I muddled through and used photoshop to improve my designs. Eventually family and friends encouraged me to publish my book and again, I self-taught myself to learn how to do this.”
It is rumoured that the book, after being proven a hit amongst children, might have more adventures to come. Clearly, Mrs. Davison’s life-long dream is making us and a lot of children happy.
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