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.