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n artist has told of his delight that a classic children’s book he illustrated more than two decades ago is to be read by the Duchess of Cambridge as a bedtime story on CBeebies.

Paul Howard, the illustrator behind The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark, said the book was a favourite of Kate’s when she was a child and she now reads it to her three children.

CBeebies will broadcast the duchess narrating the book on Sunday at 6.50pm to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.

The book was originally written in 1968 by author Jill Tomlinson and award-winning Belfast illustrator Mr Howard became involved 22 years ago.

He explained: “The book is nearly as old as myself. It came out in 1968. It has kind of grown over the years to become a bit of a classic.

The Duchess of Cambridge who is to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story to mark Children’s Mental Health Week (Kensington Palace/PA) / PA Media

“I got involved when the publishers decided, because the book was so popular, to do a picture book version.

“It really resonated well with very young children because the themes were very appropriate.

“They then got me to do all of Jill Tomlinson’s chapter books. I have illustrated all of her books.

“It was chosen by the Duchess of Cambridge for her to read for Children’s Mental Health Week. It also coincides with the 20th anniversary of CBeebies.

“It was chosen because it covers the themes of growing together. The little owl is afraid of the dark but he goes off to seek help and advice from different people.

“From the collaborative nature of that he gets over his fear of the dark.

“The duchess loved the book as a child herself and reads it to her own three children.”

Mr Howard said the ongoing popularity of the book shows the power of reading together as a family.

He said: “When you are illustrating, it is quite a solitary business. You are in that moment and doing what you have to do.

It is a lovely reminder of how what you do matters to children and their families. It gives you a bit of a warm glow inside

“None of us can predict how it is going to go.

“The fact that this book has been around for so long and it still continues to grow stronger and chime with people in their everyday lives, and has that lovely cosy nostalgia that people want to pass on that baton to their children. That is the power of books and reading.

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