We are sisters with a passion for the great outdoors and have lived on the south west side of Sheffield on the Peak District border all our lives . We regularly walk our dogs and feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful location .
Helen is a Head teacher at a local Nursery and Infant school , and sees first-hand the issues that affect young children. Their health and fitness are so important in facilitating access to the wonderful place in which they live.
Kathryn is an Interior Designer and Architectural Technologist with both a passion for the great outdoors and for art.
We decided to combine our skills and passions to create the Little Urban Fox and Friends . This is a series of books and guides to encourage families to visit and explore the many interesting places in and around the Sheffield and surrounding areas .
In book one he explores his surroundings for the first time looking for his mother and making new friends on his travels . The book tells of his adventures in Endcliffe Park.
The little fox meets lots of animals who help him in his search as well as meeting the statues and memorials in the park. He talks to the Toad , the labour man and mother as well as Queen Victoria on the monument near the entrance to the park.
The Little Fox also learns about the industrial heritage along the river Porter when he visits Shepherd Wheel.
One of the main sections is about the Mi Amigo memorial where the little fox learns about the bravery of Lt John Kriegshauser and his men.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the aircrash where the 10 US airmen sacrificed their lives near the end of World War 2 to save the lives of people in the nearby houses and the children playing in the park.
It has now been confirmed that to mark the day the US Air Force will carry out a fly-past on the anniversary on 22nd February.
Crews will set off in an F-15 fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, home to the largest US Air Force camp in the UK.
US and UK aircraft including Ospreys, Typhoons and a Dakota will also take part.
Through the Little Urban Fox and Friends story books children are encouraged to go and find the different things that the little fox encounters. At the end of the story there is a section giving more historical information as well as a guide map showing the locations of interesting places that the little fox and friends visit.
We have planned many stories about other local places for children to visit . Our aim is to encourage families to put aside the computer games & TV and to adventure outside .
The Little Urban Fox is out roaming and will be visiting the Botanical Gardens and the Peak Park very soon.
Our hope is that these books help to get more children outside, actively engaging in the environment . They will learn more about the place in which they live and visit.