Bermondsey man writes book to help kids understand lockdown

Staff Reporter (28 March, 2021)

£1 from each book sale will go to the NHS

43311Ricardo reading to his children

A Bermondsey father-of-two has written a book for young children that explains the idea of a coronavirus lockdown through rhyme, writes Kit Heren…

Ricardo Bertora, who wrote Oh No, Not Another Lockdown in the third quarantine period, is donating £1 from every copy of the book sold to the NHS.

Bertora, who has eight-year-old twins, said: “For years I took great pleasure in reading bedtime stories to them during the night time routine. I found not only did the kids love the books, but I did as well, and that inspired me to create my bedtime stories for young kids!

“I particularly liked the rhyming nature of some books and sometimes one would give you as a parent a laugh out loud moment,” Bertora added. “One of my goals was to create a rhyming story for kids which used humour to bring that same laugh out loud moment to the reader.”

The resulting book costs £5.99 and is available to buy here: https://www.rbbooks.co.uk/products/oh-no-not-another-lockdown

Bertora has dedicated the book to the NHS and to his father, who died of Covid-19 last year.

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