A NURSERY assistant in Somerset has become a published author.

Fiona Allen, from Sunny Hill Nursery at Bruton School for Girls, wrote a children’s book entitled The Stationery Drawer.

The book tells the tale of an assortment of useless stationery items that have a life of their own and work together to foil a dastardly plan.

The story teaches young readers that just because something is a little bent or broken it can still be useful.

Mrs Allen, who also has a daughter in Year 8 at the school was delighted to share one of the first copies of the book with the children she cares for in the nursery.

“The importance of being introduced to books at an early age cannot be underestimated,” she said.

“Children’s imagination, creativity and their grasp of vocabulary and language are hugely enabled by reading.

“It is an absolute joy to watch a child enjoying a book.”

The Stationery Drawer by Fiona Allen is available to purchase on Amazon.