A Christmas Squirrel is a hit for Amazon and local dad Mike | Knutsford Times

A Christmas Squirrel is a hit for Amazon and local dad Mike

By on December 20, 2017

Mike Doodson, a first time author from Mobberley, won a national Christmas writing competition held by retail giant Amazon after writing a book for his daughter.

In a re-telling of festive classic, A Christmas Carol, Mike wrote “A Christmas Squirrel”. The story follows a squirrel who changes his ways following visits from three wise trees who teach him about sharing with others.

The story has been brought to life with illustrations by Ian Beck, part of a prize which included a £2,000 Amazon gift card, a new Fire tablet and support from Amazon to launch the book.

Mike, who works as a Digital Marketing Manager in Mobberley, was inspired to write the story after the birth of his first child, six month old Anais.

He said: “I’m delighted that my interpretation of such an inspiring Christmas classic has won the competition, and I hope readers will enjoy my re-invented tale reminding us about the true meaning of Christmas.

“The themes of redemption, repentance and forgiveness underpin the magic of this time of year, and regardless of whether I won or not, I thought an uplifting take on the classic story would be the perfect Christmas present for my daughter.”

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