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Back in action (just about)!

Back in action (just about)!

Hello, friends. What a month. And before I start: I make no apology for the small pictures at the bottom of this post; I know they’ll help more people than they offend. I had my large bowel removed (yes, all of it) on August 16th […]

Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week!

Yippee! Thanks to the wonderful Nicolette Jones for giving ‘There’s a Lion In My Cornflakes’ this smashing review in the Sunday Times this week. Thanks also to Nicolette for all her wonderful advice and tips on books to share with my Patron of Reading school, […]

The Guardian’s Best New Children’s Books – There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes!

The Guardian’s Best New Children’s Books – There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes!

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Wahey! Me and Jim Field’s new book ‘There’s a Lion In My Cornflakes‘ made it into the Guardian’s Best New Children’s Books for summer 2014! ‘…an hilarious idea… Lots of wacky illustrations and hilarious to read aloud.’ It’s among a very small, select group and I feel very, very happy – thanks to Libby Allman and Niamh for the review.

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Fun (and literacy!) in Great Malvern

Many thanks to the staff and pupils at St Joseph’s Primary School in Great Malvern for inviting me in yesterday as part of their literacy week. And what a week they’ve been having! The kids were all in fine fettle yesterday, buzzing from a week […]

Wychwood Festival 2014

Wychwood Festival 2014

I’m just back from a wonderful day at the tenth annual Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. The Kids Literature Festival that forms part of a HUGE family music event is run (brilliantly) by Barbara Pendrigh and her team at Waterstone’s Cheltenham. There’s a lovely performance […]