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Police officer of 20 years writes children’s book: “Dream big, that’s what I tell my children”

A police officer has written and self-published a children’s book called “Little Girl, Big Challenge!” and wants the book to be read on CBeebies Bedtime Stories.

CBeebies is a channel of BBC for children aged six years and under and provides pre-school programming to encourage learning through play.

Philip Boyd, a police sergeant of 20 years with the Bedforshire Police, said: “I’ve put my entire heart into this book.

“It is inspired by my daughter and is a story that I hope will inspire all the little girls and boys to believe in themselves and never give up. I just know its message is powerful. I know this because my daughter is powerful. Full of courage.”

“Like most officers I’ve seen the worst of the world and the truth is it has damaged me,” Mr Boyd continued.

“I’m passionate about helping people. I think I may have even saved a life or two. It is a tough job though.”

He said writing a children’s book feels like an escape after 20 year in the line of duty.

“Since having children I’ve been inspired to write stories based on our adventures together,” he stated.

“I’m not famous. No one will know me. I’m not handsome. I’m not an actor. I’m not a singer. But I can make children laugh and I can inspire them by reading my stories to them. I am brave. I know this because I first read this book to a room of 1 – 3 year olds,” Mr Boyd said.

“Dream big. That’s what I tell my children.”


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