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Have You Seen My Giraffe in Richmond?

Have You Seen My Giraffe in Richmond?

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 […]

Launch party for ‘Have You Seen my Giraffe?’

Launch party for ‘Have You Seen my Giraffe?’

Umpteen picture books later and I finally had my very first launch party! It was super special because it was ‘have You Seen my Giraffe?’ illustrator Claire Powell’s first ever launch party too. There was prosecco! There was popcorn! There was face paint! There was […]

Bears spotted in Barnes!

Bears spotted in Barnes!

The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is GREAT. I was lucky enough to be invited back this year having performed my ‘Goodnight Spaceman‘ event there in 2016. This year we all went on ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting‘ – and what fun we had. Lots […]

IBW Book Awards nomination

IBW Book Awards nomination

YIPPEE! ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’ – written by yours truly and illustrated by David Roberts – has been shortlisted for the Independent Book Shop Week Book Awards 2017! View the full shortlists here.

North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016

North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016

I can’t quite believe it, but ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’ has won the Picture Book category at the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016. The NSTBA is run by a team of very knowledgable (very lovely, very smart, very attractive…) readers, so this […]