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Dublin couple set to sell over 1 million copies of children’s book inspired by their late son

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Dublin couple set to sell over 1 million copies of children’s book inspired by their late son

If you're looking for a Christmas gift with a conscience for a child in your life this festive season, look no further than the Adam's Cloud book series.

Created by Benji and Jackie Bennett following the tragic and sudden death of their son Adam in 2009, the series immortalises Adam as the main character in these books that the Bennett's hope will inspire parents and children to spend at least 10 minutes of quality time reading every day.

The circumstances around Adam's untimely death are enough to scare any parent to death. "Adam got sick very suddenly with a brain tumour and was gone within 24 hours," explained Jackie to The Sun.

Since launching over a decade ago, the series has proven to be hugely popular with children and parents alike, even gaining celebrity fans such as Adam Sandler and Michael Douglas.

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"We never did this for anything other than thinking that some friends might buy a few copies and the idea was to remind parents to read their kids a story before they go to sleep, but it took off from there.

"We're very lucky - through the books we are able to inspire happiness and love for young families who read them. People who start to write books rarely do so for money; now it's our full-time business.

"We'll be at a million copies quite soon," revealed the Stillorgan couple.

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"The idea of the book came along soon after Adam died and we just did it without any thought whatsoever. He is my son and I wanted to have complete control over his books. I didn't want a publisher editing the message or changing illustrations," Jackie continued.

The Adam's Cloud books are available to purchase in a number of different packages for Christmas. Part of the proceeds of every sale goes to a number of different children's charities including Make A Wish, Barretstown, Barnardo's, LauraLynn and Anam Cara.

Featured Image Credit: Adam's Cloud on Facebook

Topics: Ireland

Gary Grimes
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