Last weekend at the Para Athletics I picked up a copy of the games' picture book Mascots Go For Gold, written by Paul Aldridge and illustrated by Ben Barter.
It features the mascots for both the World Para Athletics Championship and the World Athletics Championship as they enter into a relay race against some proper wrong uns. The story has plenty of twists and turns, there's always some new way that the baddies try to cheat their way to the win. It didn't always flow quite as well as I would have liked, but the story itself worked well. I'm really looking forward to sharing it with my friends' boys in a couple of weeks time when I next visit them and deliver their copy.