Friday, March 21, 2014

Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth

A lovely parcel from Bloomsbury arrived in the post today...
Beautifully wrapped and complete with a sweet little card from everyone, but what could it be!?

My new book!
Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth, in hardback and paperback. I'm delighted :-) Might even bake a cake to celebrate.

Publishing on 8th May, available for preorder on Amazon.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dance

Being a big fan of jazz dancing (swing dance/'lindy hop') myself, I was delighted to listen to this short interview with one of my favourite illustrators, Shirley Hughes, talk about her love of dancing during WWII. BBC Radio 4 - A Last Excuse Me Dance

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Book Hive



I went to see 'The Book Hive', in Bristol's central library this weekend. The library is celebrating it's 400 year anniversary, so there are 400 books to mark the occasion. It is an interactive installation, the books flap and tease you with their contents, before snapping shut. And then taking a peek again. Some were more shy than others, and some were more lively! Real characters :-) Created by 'Rusty Squid'.

Sticky Stories


Here's me reading one of my books at Sticky Stories this week. It was so nice to read to a crowd of little ones (and bigger ones!) Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth seemed to go down very well too :-)