UK: One of the newest children’s cartoon characters around is giving parents all over the world a big hand this Christmas. Boken, a Miniature Schnauzer with the big heart, has added lots more activities for children on his Great Big Messy Website at 

From creative crafting to mind-bending puzzles, colouring-in and even some easy recipes, there’s plenty to keep kids nice and calm in the run-up to and throughout Christmas. Best of all, everything’s free.

Boken was introduced to the world in mid-March 2020. With the global pandemic spreading, it was a big boon for parents as the website came with two free e-books and audiobooks. Since then, the team have added all kinds of puzzles, games, spot-the-difference pictures, brain teasers and more.
The team is led by Sara Mastriforte, the owner of Boken. Sara is supported by a network of freelancers including copywriters, illustrators, social media hotshots and Sara’s husband Neil, who is chief photographer and videographer.

They now have three e-books and audiobooks with two more being launched in February 2021. For more info: BokenTheDog