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11th Aug, 2022

Local resident publishes children's book about famous lamb

Ashleigh Osborne 20th Nov, 2021 Updated: 23rd Nov, 2021

A REDDITCH resident has written a children’s book based on the true story of one of her bottle lambs ‘Twig’ from lockdown lambing that was very tiny, but huge in character.

Lisa Alekna, originally from Headless Cross, posted a video of Twig on TikTok which went viral, starting fan club for the little lamb.

Lisa said: “We now have, along with my sheepcat Oreo, sheepdog Marshall, the cheeky chickens and sassy sheep, nearly 51k followers enjoying the journey of Twig and the gang.

“I like writing poems and have always toyed with the idea of writing a children’s book, so when Twig provided me with the perfect story, I got to work.

“I have also written one about Oreo the Sheepcat which is just going through the illustrations/ publishing process and will be out approx spring 2022.”

Earlier this year Lisa sold TikTok merchandise featuring Twig raising £500 for the ‘Farming Community Network’ charity.

“For a tiny runt lamb that shouldn’t have lasted his first night, he’s doing pretty well!”

Lisa now lives in Ham Green, with her small hobby farm of sheep, chickens and pigs, which came about after a hobby of sheep herding with her border collie.

She had wanted to write a children’s rhyming book when she was younger but never got round to it.

“Then with the little hobby farm came many characters that wrote the stories for me.

“And following their TikTok fame, had followers joke they should be made into a story, so I had a go, and here we are.

The book is available on Amazon, or online on WH Smith’s and Waterstones.

Lisa’s username is @laughingstockoflivestock via Instagram or TikTok or alternatively search for it on Amazon.

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