In September 2008 we had our first child- a boy, called Ceph.
Being first time parents we did a lot of reading and regularly came across articles about boys being behind girls academically and as a result were determined that our little Bug, as he was affectionately known would have access to lots of books and reading time…
But then we went into the book shop. “How much?” My partner shrieked- my ever growing list of titles to buy was going to have to be heavily edited if all books were that price, something I just wasn’t prepared to do!
So I set about finding great books at more affordable prices. This did mean scouring the internet for hours, but thankfully Mr Bug LOVED story time so it all felt worthwhile.
2 Years on and we celebrated the arrival of our second son, Fenn- who is generally referred to as Didi Bug!
Reading the same stories again and again was great for the Bugs but Mummy and Daddy were reciting the popular titles without even looking at the pages we needed something new!
Eventually we struck gold and got a large selection of brand new books at a great price. There were simply too many for us alone and we did have some duplicates so we took what was left to our local toddler group, playgroup and round to friends and family where they were quickly snapped up. Surprisingly we didn’t have enough for everyone and ended up ordering more!
Seeing that there were lots of other Mums and Dads who wanted these books for their little Bugs, at an affordable price, with no catches or clubs to join we started thinking, ‘maybe this could work as a little business’ we could run in between toddler groups, feeding times, nappy changes, you know the drill!
Well, that was a few of years ago now and we haven't looked back.. Ceph 'Mr Bug' is now a teenager, Fenn, 'Didi Bug' is 12, Oren, 'Wormy' is 11 and Reux 'Baby Bug' has just turned 7! Bringing up 4 wonderful boys hasn't been our only success over the last few years.
Books for Bugs has grown to a level we never expected! We now have a 5000 sq ft warehouse filled with books and supply parents, carers and schools around the UK every single day all thanks to our amazing team of 8 staff!
Sally, Andy and the Bugs x