Thursday, 14 November 2013


We are very lucky to be one of the proud sellers of a fabulous new children's book, illustrated by local man, Kevin Pearson.

All the proceeds from Swell go to Blue Door, a new charity supporting children and young families.

We are even luckier to have the creators of Swell come along on Saturday to do a reading and workshop with children and families. This is an amazing opportunity to find out more about the book and Blue Door's excellent charitable work. There is no need to book and this very special event is FREE.

The following article is taken from Visit Scunthorpe:

Scarborough musician Joe Solo has collaborated with Scunthorpe illustrator Kevin Pearson, to write new children’s book “Swell”.

Swell - Words by Joe Solo, Illustrated by Kevin Pearson
A Scunthorpe cartoonist has teamed up with a musician from Scarborough to produce a children’s book with a difference. SWELL is an unusual twist on the story of the dinosaurs and the science of fossils, making an entertaining bed time read for small children.

Singer / song writer Joe Solo has in his time been a busker, a barman, a kerb counter, a warehouse hand, a copywriter and an engineer. He currently fixes washing machines and produces albums that have had airplay courtesy of Mike Harding and the late John Peel.

Kevin Pearson has been a compulsive doodler since he was old enough to hold a crayon. A social worker by profession, he is also an award winning cartoonist whose work has been exhibited at The Royal Society as well as in magazines and on greeting cards.

Priced at £4.99, SWELL has been produced to raise funds for The Blue Door, a new centre in Scunthorpe to support women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.
As part of our exclusive interview with Joe and Kevin, and to help promote the book Visit Scunthorpe will be giving away copies to randomly selected follower on twitter and liker’s of our facebook page.

Read more about Swell, Kevin and Joe by continuing to read this article on the Visit Scunthorpe page: here.