It’s been a long old summer, but my kids started back at school this week. They’re not big, but they tell me this year’s reception children are TINY… Very best of luck to everyone starting school this year. I hope you have as much fun […]
MASSIVE THANKS to Sheffield Libraries for including both ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’ by me and David Roberts and ‘Odd Socks’ by me and Rebecca Ashdown for their brilliant Sheffield Children’s Book Awards! I finally got to meet Rebecca at the event, as well […]
Huge thanks to the Alligator’s Mouth in Richmond for welcoming me and illustrator Claire Powell to their wonderful book shop yesterday! Clever clogs Claire designed, made and installed a really funny window display based on our picture book, ‘Have You Seen My Giraffe?’
The shop (which is a children’s book fan’s paradise!) was packed with young giraffe spotters who watched Claire draw (scroll down for a pic!) while they listened to our story – they even let us paint their cheeky faces.
We’ve loved visiting schools in Hampton and Crouch End, larking about with very magic markers, face paint and ossicones. Yes, ossicones – those knobbly horns on the top of a giraffe’s head. Thanks to all who joined the fun, and to Hannah and Elisa at Simon & Schuster who helped it all run smoothly.