Follow on activities to use with Leo’s Ladder for parents and teachers

Make up your own blurb for the story.

Look up Knutsford on the internet. See if you can find some of the locations featured in the story.

Draw a map of the family’s journey. Where did they look for the ladder’s owner first? Second?

Why did Leo go out on the second day?

Why did Leo want a ladder in the first place?

Draw a ladder and use it to count up in 2’s. Use a number ladder for multiplication practise.

Find the animals in each picture.

Could the ladder have belonged to anyone else in town?

Do ladders always help people go up, or do they sometimes go down?

Make up a conversation between Leo and George. They could be up in the tree house or below looking up.

Invitation: Leo’s Ladder Launch Party

Today is the day!

Ali and I would be honored if you would join us for our debut launch party!

Leo’s Ladder

November 12,  2018
at the Lost and Found 
Princess St, Knutsford WA16 6BW

The book is for children aged 3-8 and is set in Knutsford.  There will be a reading of the story at 6.30pm and again at 7.30pm.

Ali and I will be there to sign books and answer any of your questions.

Contact me for more information.


In the press: Knutsford Times

I am so pleased that the Knutsford Times has talked about Leo’s Ladder. Lucy Thorpe wrote a lovely piece inviting Knutsford residents to the debut launch.

The launch will take place 12th November at the Lost and Found in Knutsford. There will be readings taking place at 6:30pm and again at 7:30pm with signed books available to purchase on the night.

Knutsford writer invites children to book launch

Leo’s Ladder coming soon

Ali Holah and I are getting geared up for the publishing event of the year! 

Leo’s Ladder will be in print soon. Come meet us and buy a book for yourself at the Knutsford Christmas market on the first weekend of December (1st and 2nd of December). We will be located inside the warm Methodist Chapel on Princess Street, Knutsford. 

Leo’s Ladder is a book for preschool children, perfect to be read before bedtime. Leo loves ladders and he’s always wanted one of his very own. When he finds a ladder outside his home, he and his parents go on a mission to find its owner. The problem is, Leo’s not sure he wants to give it back! Leo’s search for the ladder’s owner leads to an unexpected adventure.