Welcome to ianwhybrow.co.uk

My last website (ianwhybrow.com) slipped down a virtual
wormhole and beyond my control. This is my new, spruced up website-in-progress.


I’ve set myself a marathon challenge: to write a poem a day for a year to raise much needed cash for  child amputees with Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope and. Here’s the lowdown on Poetry with Legs. 

The target’s £1000. Go on, give us a leg up!

My books

Quite a number of publishers have been kind enough to keep on selling my children’s books for over 30 years. I’ve written more than a hundred of them and many of you will know best-sellers like The Sniff Stories, the Harry (and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs) series, the Little Wolf’s Book of Badness series, the Meerkat Madness series, the Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book, etc. You can see a comprehensive list 

A new challenge

I haven’t stopped writing for children, but Lockdown has allowed me to focus on another interest and the chance to raise some money for Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope a unique and important little charity, of which I’m a proud patron along with Joanna Lumley and Roland Rudd, Chair of the Finsbury Group. What it does is provide prosthetic limbs and care for amputee children in Africa and India who can’t afford either.

My Lockdown Year-long Marathon Run

Since July 2020 I’ve set myself the challenge of writing a poem a day – at least one. And inspired by the legendary Captain Tom, I’d be thrilled if you’d sponsor me to get to my finishing line on July 15th, 2021. Everything you donate will go to the charity.

On publication of the Poetry with Legs collection, sponsors will be able to see themselves listed as patrons of the arts and paid-up supporters of the work of ELoH.

I’m aware that some people can’t stand poems. Never mind. I hope you’d still help a child who’s lost a leg to stand, anyway. However, is case anyone would like to see a sample of my daily work-in-progress, you can do so here. I’m pretty sure that there’s something for everybody, literary types or not.

A leg-up for a child-amputee; how you can help

We shall be delighted to receive whatever you can afford. To give you an idea of how the money will be spent: £30-50 buys a child a prosthetic leg in Africa or India. Aftercare is often complicated and more pricey.

A Target

A target? Well let’s see what a bit of poetry can do. Shall we aim for £1000? That’d be quite something! Best leg forward, then. Just give what you can here.