To celebrate the launch of VTech’s InnoTab Max, a high-tech tablet for children, the company recently ran a competition across the UK.
Four to eight year olds were asked to write a short story and be in with the chance of having it published as an e-book. Lexi Jary, aged seven, has now been announced as the winner with her creative story Time Travel Trouble.
Her tale has been turned exclusively into an InnoTab e-book, complete with her own illustrations, and can be downloaded free of charge from the InnoTab Learning Lounge.
The competition was judged by Horrible Histories author Terry Deary and he was impressed by Lexi’s creativity.
He said: “This story has all the elements I look for. It has a plot that drives the story forward and makes me want to find out what happens.”
Lexi added: ‘”Knowing that author Terry Deary thought my story was good was just amazing, and becoming a proper author myself is a dream come true. I love reading and hope other people enjoy my book.”