Two former candidates from this year’s The Apprentice have joined forces to create a new children’s book.
Inspired by a task to create a new kids’ book on the show and the success of their creation ‘Snottydink’, Sam Curry and Elle Stevenson have written a second children’s book, this time featuring ‘Gobble Gruff’, who is part ogre, part cat.
During their time on the show, Sam and Elle created ‘Snottydink’ as part of a task, and despite losing the task, the books have since been selling on eBay for ten times the asking price!
They have now created ‘Gobble Gruff’ which is released on Amazon on Wednesday 16th December, with limited copies available.
‘Gobble Gruff’ will tell the tale of an oversized beast who lives in a magical forest surrounded by friends and family who are a fraction of his size. Father Christmas also makes a special appearance. The book has been illustrated by Dominic Trevett who also drew ‘Snottydink’.
Sam told Radio Times “Just as we did with our first book, both Elle and I wanted Gobble Gruff to convey an important moral about acceptance”. Elle added “We worked hard to create something magical that children and parents alike could enjoy this festive season.”
Despite coming under fire for the complicated language in their first book, the pair have remained true to themselves by wishing to extend children’s vocabulary. ‘Gobble Gruff’ will include words such as ‘sculpture’, ‘steed’ and ‘technique’.
Sam and Elle may not have won Lord Sugar over this year, but surely even he would be impressed by their entrepreneurial skills! If ‘Gobble Gruff’ proves to be as popular as ‘Snottydink’ then the book will be a sell out.
As this pair continue with their business journeys, the five remaining Apprentice candidates will this week be put to the ultimate test – oh yes, it’s the interview stage! Find out who makes the final on Wednesday night at 9pm on BBC1.