Willsow books are the first of their kind, never before have you been able to plant a children’s book and get to meet the main character!
Hi! I’m Tom of Willsow books. Some time ago I discovered you could make business cards out of seed paper and grow a flower or plant from that card, pretty cool idea right? It certainly is, but I knew there was potential for more and eventually had the idea of making a children’s book that you could plant and truly bring to life the main character to meet for yourself!
After sitting on the idea for some time, I decided there was no time like the present to crack on and give it a go!
I'm part of a family printing company that has been going strong for 76 years and the 4th generation to manage the business. So with a printing background and all the facilities already in place to create a book, I felt I could turn a pipedream into a reality.
But like Batman without Robin, Tom without Jerry, or Carrots without Peas, I didn’t want to go into the world of Willsow alone. I discussed the idea with my good friend James and as soon as he saw the first draft print, he exclaimed that he wanted in!
James is from a family of gardeners and some of his favourite childhood memories are sitting in the garden with his Dad popping peas out of their pods...Or wandering around his Grandpa's garden plucking blackberries and picking apples to create the world’s best fruit crumble on a Sunday. Together, we feel like we make a pretty formidable team, ready to take over the world, one seed at a time
As well as giving children the opportunity to learn, get out into the garden and read more, we’re also extremely passionate about the environment and the improvements we can make to pass on to future generations. That’s why Willsow books are only made from 100% recycled paper, the ink is biodegradable and instead of using a toxic glue, our pages are stitched together using a recyclable polyester.
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