NEWS: Free Scary Mary Book Offer

Playwright, actor and author David Wood OBE and Richard Fowler celebrate the anniversaries of their timeless pop-through-the-slot children’s books Mole’s Bedtime Story and Funny Bunny’s Magic Show with a special Scary Mary free book offer  

This year, playwright, actor and author David Wood OBE and illustrator Richard Fowler celebrate the anniversaries of their timeless and much-loved pop-through-the-slot children’s books, Mole’s Bedtime Story and Funny Bunny’s Magic Show.  To mark the books’ respective 25th and 20th birthdays, customers who buy a copy of either book on Amazon will receive a complimentary copy of their pop-through-the-slot book, Scary Mary – the perfect Christmas gift for little ones.

These entertaining interactive stories are perfect for developing hand-eye coordination in toddlers.   All three story books use the device of a cut-out animal character which the young reader can have fun moving through the slots in the pages as the story progresses: in Mole’s Bedtime Story, the child helps Mole find his way to his own cosy bed; in Funny Bunny’s Magic Show, they assist Bunny in performing his magic tricks and in Scary Mary, a happy young hippo enjoys popping up and ‘scaring’ her family before the tables are turned! 

David Wood OBE, described by The Times as ‘the national children’s dramatist’

David Wood OBE , has written more than sixty plays for children including the Olivier Award nominated adaptation of Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came To Tea. He has written numerous children’s books and he often visits schools to encourage reading for fun. His film screenplays include Swallows and Amazons and Back Home. For the Queen’s 80th birthday, David wrote The Queen’s Handbag, broadcast live from Buckingham Palace Gardens to 8 million television viewers. He David also performs The David Wood Magic and Music Show in theatres all over the UK. He is a Trustee (and former Chair) of The Story Museum and President of Action for Children’s Arts. Visit to find out more. 

Richard Fowler

Richard Fowler is the author and illustrator of over fifty children’s books. A number of these titles are novelty books for which he does his own paper engineering. He won a scholarship at the age of 13 to the Farnham School of Art in Surrey where he majored in Graphic Design and Illustration. His titles for Doubleday include Ladybird Moves Home and Honeybee’s Busy Day. For further information, visit

To receive a free Scary Mary book (worth £4.99), buy Mole’s Bedtime Story (£6.49, plus p&p) or Funny Bunny’s Magic Show (£6.49, plus p&p) from David Wood on Amazon (offer applies only to purchases via David Wood as the named seller; the free copy will automatically be added to each order, there is no need to add Scary Mary to the ‘Basket’; offer subject to availability).