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Ready Steady Mo!

Written by Mo Farah and Kes Gray
Illustrated by Marta Kissi

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: The Shoezone Trust

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book that will get kids reading, and moving too!
Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength. The perfect book to share and read aloud. With vibrant illustrations and a rhyming text. The nation watched with bated breath as Mo Farah seized Olympic gold in the 10,000m and 5000m – he’s been a national treasure ever since. In this adventurous picture book father of three, Mo Farah, combines two lifelong passions – literacy and exercise. Read by Sir Mo Farah and Ben Cajee.

Listen to an audio clip

My names Ben and I'm going to share a lovely book with you which is written by Sir Mo Farah. Now the front cover of the book is bright yellow and the title is written in big red, white and blue letters - Ready Steady Mo!
Hello Ben
Hello Everyone
I’m an Olympic athlete and a long distance runner. When I was your age I was always on the go. Loved sports especially football and running. Do you like sports?
In this double page picture, Mo is in space! Mo is wearing a spacesuit, large boots and a space helmet. The sky behind him is black with lots of twinkly silver stars. Mo is looking back at his friends who are trying to keep up with him. There’s the girl with the red curly hair and the girl with dark brown hair which is tied up in two little buns on the top of her head.
Well we’ve come to the end of the book oh and good timing because here comes Mo!

Hey Mo!
Hi Ben! I hope you enjoyed my story. Did it make you want to get up and go for a run?
On your marks, get set, go!

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list


Running Girl and Cheetah

Aliens in Space

What our members say

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Lovely to touch and feel “It was lovely for my daughter to touch and feel, we read the script with our eldest who has a learning disability.” Parent
Gets the listener involved “We liked the descriptions and the questions getting the listener involved.” Parent
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