The stories behind the name Boo-Boos
The recent happy announcement by Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, about the arrival of twins Boo and Walt, made us think about Mabel’s Boos and all their fun-filled adventures.
So we thought we’d share some of Mabel Lucie Attwell’s illustrations to wish Chris, his wife Natasha and sons Noah and Eli huge congratulations on the new arrivals to their family.
‘Motherhood was the wonderful thing in my life,’ said Mabel, reflecting fondly on family times spent with her husband Harold and three children. Perhaps reading stories together at bedtime inspired Mabel to invent her own world of make-believe. And so, in 1921, The Boo-Boos’ stories began…in which the cheeky ‘do-good’ fairies enjoy many adventures with a young girl called Bunty and Mops, a fluffy white dog.
We wish Boo and Walt as many fun and loving memories with their family.
Find out more about the Boo-Boos adventures here.