Following the launch of their children’s book Bo the Boston Church Mouse, the team at Boston Stump have recently been informed of the book’s impact further afield.

The Chairman of Lambeth More in Common (LMiC) has recently been in touch to offer the following observations:

“I’ve shown your wonderful book Bo the Boston Church Mouse to a number of people in Lambeth and everybody loves it! People say that the story is thought-provoking and works on two levels, for children and adults, and the illustrations take you right inside the story and help you feel Bo’s emotions of sadness and then his happiness at finding a new home.

“Just a few examples of people’s reactions here: I visited the Caribbean Hindu temple in Brixton and three people there asked for copies to read to their grandchildren, so I’ll be ordering those! I also shared the book with the South London Islamic Centre, where two amazing women help run the Sunday supplementary school and would love to use the book with the children there... Plus, on a personal level, my three-year-old granddaughter loves the book and asks for it all the time!”

Written by Victoria Buxton and illustrated by Yanna Lawson (pictured below), the book tells the story of a small mouse called Bo, who is seeking to find a new home in Boston. Bo’s story is intended to highlight, in a gentle way, the need to treat all people with love, kindness and care, regardless of their country of birth.

Copies of the book are still available to buy from St Botolph’s Church at £11.99 each. For more information or to order a copy, please contact Adam Kelk on 01205 31 09 29 or via email.

Further information on the Parish of Boston is available here.