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DC Thomson launches Twirlywoos magazine

Twirlywoos Issue 1

DC Thomson, publishers of The Beano and Thunderbirds Are Go, has just launched Twirlywoos magazine, the magazine behind the hit CBeebies show that follows Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick seeking adventure wherever they go.

Twirlywoos magazine is a 28-page title specially created for kids aged two to four, based on the key values of the Twirlywoos show – silly, fun and full of surprises – and is aimed at making pre-schoolers laugh out loud.

Each issue will be educational, based on Professor Nutbrown’s schemas which are patterns of play that children repeat as they grow and develop. The magazine offers a range of engaging, innovative features that encourage learning through play, the style reflecting the humour that underpins the show.

There are no right or wrong answers in Twirlywoos magazine – just the space for children to read, understand and respond on their own terms.

Twirlywoos magazine is on sale from today, Wednesday 10th February, and issue one comes with an exclusive Twirlywoos stamp, stick and colour set containing stampers, an ink pad, crayons and a notebook. The magazine is on sale every four weeks priced £2.99 and each issue comes with a Twirlywoos covermount gift.

DC Thomson | Twirlywoos Magazine | Twirlywoos web site: http://twirlywoos.com

About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.
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