Claydon was a very clingy child. He preferred to stay in the place he thought was the safest in the World: wrapped around his mother’s leg. As his mum is into extreme sports such as skydiving, mountain biking and skateboarding, his chosen ‘safe spot’ wasn’t that safe at all. Claydon’s teddy bear attempts to reason with him by explaining he may be less in danger away from his mother, and suggests he tries out his own blue tricycle. One day his mum tumbles from her mountain bike, and Claydon is sent flying through the air. He lands, by complete chance, on his little blue tricycle, and they become inseparable. The final page of the book indicates that Claydon may have inherited his mother’s love of extreme sports: the illustration shows him whizzing down a slide on his tricycle with his terrified teddy in tow, as his mum whizzes by on her rollerskates looking proudly at him.
A light-hearted introduction to the concept of independence. May reassure a child who feels anxious about their safety when away from their parents.