He may not be up to J K Rowling standard but budding author Teddy Cook is giving the literary world a run for its money with his own superhero stories.
For the Penwortham youngster’s first picture story book has been unveiled.
The tome, Meadowman – A Superhero with Amazing Hay Tricks, was penned when he was only six-years-old.
Now, two years on it has been published and is proving a worldwide hit.
The book is being sold online by website Amazon with children across the globe snapping it up.
The Penwortham Primary School pupil, now eight, is taking the success in his stride.
He said: “I was out shopping and just came up with the story. It took me a few days to come up with the actual picture book. I have always liked drawing superheroes. The Meadwoman is a goody and the Metalman is a baddie but I didn’t really think about making it into a real book.
“But, I am really, really pleased, impressed and proud.”
Mum Rebecca Ward-Dooley said: “Teddy has always enjoyed being creative, particularly drawing pictures and writing stories.
“We thought the stories that he drew, with speech bubbles and amazing characters, were brilliant. But the reaction of friends and family to the stories convinced us that they were so good that we should try publishing them.
“He has a vivid imagination and that certainly shows in his stories. The baddies in the strips are inspired by his two little sisters who, like most boys of his age, he spends a lot of time squabbling with!”
Teddy, who has sisters Betsy, two and five-year-old Kitty, also enjoys playing tennis, football and swimming.
He’s already working on his next book and said: “I do quite a lot of books really, all the time.
“I like lots of different things.
“I’m doing another one now which is different, for ages six to eight years old.”
When he grow up he has designs on keeping his imagination alive in the workplace, as either an actor or an author.