Win a copy of the book, "Here Come the Dooblies"

Competition closes 30 Nov 2020

Win a copy of the book, "Here Come the Dooblies"


New children’s picture book brings alphabet to life with adventure

  • ‘Here come the Dooblies’ features an alliterative story in rhyme and is available now
  • Book introduces the Alphazooblies, an A-Z cast of illustrated characters

The North East family behind a new picture book is hoping that it will encourage young children to learn more about letters and words. ‘Here come the Dooblies’ started life as a random comment made by a toddler and introduces readers to the A-Z world of the Alphazooblies, inviting them into the land of Cupboard and an adventure featuring the innocent Dooblies. The book has been written by the five members of the Lines family from County Durham and published by Right Lines Communications.

The idea for Here come the Dooblies was formed early in 2010 when, with no context, three-year-old Charlie Lines said to his parents: “The Dooblies are playing with the blueberries.” His dad Chris developed that phrase into a story and six-year-old brother Ciaran drew scenes to accompany it. All of this sat in a drawer for nearly nine years, until the family met local artist Kev Stevens of The Art Room North East. An experienced illustrator of children’s books, Kev took Ciaran’s original artwork and developed it for publication. The rest of the Lines family added suggestions, including mum Catherine, and youngest son Samuel, who hadn’t been born when the story was first written and drawn, and who proved to be a useful one-person test market.

Here come the Dooblies is set in Cupboard, a world that is populated by characters called Alphazooblies, based on the letters of the alphabet. The story introduces readers to the Dooblies, along with the ‘horrible’ Hooblies and various other Alphazooblies, who star in an illustrated adventure in rhyme. Alliteration features heavily in the book, which sets out to entertain and educate, helping children aged from around four to learn more about, and enjoy, letters and words. As keen supporters of libraries, the Lines family has marked the publication of the book by visiting Sedgefield Library and donated some copies to be lent to readers in the local community.

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Closing date November 30th 2020. Winner will be notified on December 1st 2020. 

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