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Bridging Generations: Stories Art And Digital Services

BoodleBobs, where the Kemp family's blend of literature, art, and digital innovation brings captivating children's stories, dramatic storylines and the work of a vibrant pop artist to life.

Our cross-platform content aims to entertain, inform and inspire. We very much hope you like what we make, please let us know with a like or a share.

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Story Stories From The BoodleBobs Book Series

Our Story - BoodleBobs represents a dynamic fusion of literature, art, and digital innovation, showcasing the diverse creative talents within the Kemp family.

A unique confluence of creativity that crosses generations and mediums, featuring Jo Kemp's beloved children's stories, Luke's cutting-edge digital services, and Doug's distinctive postmodernist pop art.

This website can find its true origins from the 1980s.

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Original Granny Annie Ultimate Alphabet Books From 1980

Boodle Books Published In 1980

Jo Kemp is a British author who wrote the original scripts for popular children’s 1980s TV series  ‘Chorlton and the Wheelies’ and ‘Jamie and the Magic Torch’.

At around the same time she wrote and published six books via Therman Publishing under the main title 'Boodle Books'.  Where this website, derives its name.

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Hoo Ha House Books Published In 2005

In 2005, following the stories getting backing and a subsequent rebrand/rewrite,  they encountered problematic creative and unfavourable market conditions, leading to the project's discontinuation.

Subsequently, the rights to the stories reverted to Jo, and with warehouse stock destined for pulping, she rescued the entire stock and was able to distribute some 100,000 books to schools and charities.

Story Stories From The BoodleBobs & Granny Annie

2021 Granny Annie's Ultimate Alphabet Book Online

After four decades of persistence and countless iterations, Jo finally fulfilled the series of books in 2019, spurred by Luke's unwavering encouragement.

This compilation gave rise to "Granny Annie's Ultimate Alphabet," an anthology of short stories for children to enjoy online.

Comprising 26 distinctive tales, this collection serves as the foundation for "Granny Annie's Ultimate Alphabet Book," offering unique stories and educational content for each letter of the alphabet.

Granny Annie Learning Materials

As well as publishing on this website the 1980s version of the Boodles Books, we will be creating age-related and learning journey content suitable for US and UK schoolchildren, carers and teachers.

Other news: Jo is working on her second fantasy book with the working title of 'Hourglass Book Two -  Canatiu'

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Hourglass Book One - 'The Turning'  In 2021

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Manifested out of ancient folklore, the Hourglass must be turned to keep the balance between Order and Chaos.

Should the Turning fail, the Alternate Prophesies decree Chaos would rule, hastening an inevitable Armageddon.

The Turning can only be implemented by the Foundling and this is where the story begins.

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#PopArtDoug Artist

Doug's artwork spans a variety of decades and mediums, including paintings on canvas, paper and limited edition artist prints where he explores a wide range of themes and subjects.

His work often reflects a unique blend of realism and abstraction, inviting viewers into visually engaging characters.

Doug Kemp Video Interview

Electro Swing V2 Painting Artist Video Interview - A young woman simply dressed dancing with her arms and legs going totally different directions while her body is effectively remaining still. Grace Annette the electro-swing dancer/YouTuber was used as the primary reference for this painting.

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Doug's Work On The  BoodleBobs Store

Beyond traditional canvas and paper works, Doug has expanded into a print-on-demand line, including T-shirts, bags, mugs, dresses and more, allowing collectors to enjoy his art in new ways.

Doug Kemp's #PopArtDoug print-on-demand range is coming to the BoodleBobs store, which will also feature items from the  'The Hourglass' and 'Granny Annie' series as well as the original books.

Digital Services - Work With Us

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Posts From Our Blog

We’re working on a cross-promotion project to share products and content across our websites:,, and This will enrich the BoodleBobs blog with a richer diversity content.

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Full 1980s Childrens Books Posted – Vintage Stories Online

My dog ate my partners copy of Samuel the sausage. (I’m not Popular- or the dog). Please can you help? I can’t find one anywhere. An email received in December 2023 and we have had similar over the years. So we took the time to make all six books published in 1980, available here, unedited and with the original artwork.

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Hourglass Book One – The Turning

Manifested out of ancient folklore, the Hourglass must be turned to keep the balance between Order and Chaos. Should the Turning fail, the Alternate Prophesies decree Chaos would rule. Hourglass Book One: The Turning - All Truths Lie In Folklore.

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The Symbology Behind The Hourglass Collective Logo

In designing this logo for the shadowy organisation called 'The Collective, the we explored sacred geometry to create a symbol used by this group and for the main Hourglass Book brand logo. Representing the themes of the book these are the elements that make up this logo.

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Doug Kemp – Welcome Pops

Welcome Pops - Doug Kemp aka #PopArtDoug (Luke's Dad) has been added to the BoodleBobs website. 60 years of a dynamic, enduring and evolving style - Doug is very much in fashion.