If you are looking for something to do with children over the Easter holidays, I will be reading my new book at Epsom Library at 11am on Wednesday 8th April (ideally for children up to 7yrs) and we will be making puppets!
Thank you to all the schools I visited over the months of February and March 2014! It was fantastic, and I hope you are all inspired. I was delighted to receive so many beautiful thank you letters – here are some (or actually loads) from Cippenham Infant School – thank you! Happy drawing and writing 😉
Thank you Abbots Ripton School for such a warm welcome when I visited your school in October. Most of the children wore their wellies to school which made it extra special and got everyone in the spirit straight away. I had a wonderful time and I loved receiving some of your stories you developed. Well done! Keep up the great work!
It was wonderful to be nominated for the Cambridge ‘Read it Again Picture Book Award‘ for The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes. I had a great trip up to Huntingdon, first with a school visit at Holywell Primary School, and then for the ceremony. It is another special award voted by children. About 5,000 children voted, so that many kids read all the 8 books nominated. Brilliant.
It was also fabulous meeting some really lovely and talented illustrators, including the amazing Chris Haughton (who won it last year and presented the award). And especially well done to the brilliant Marta Altes who won the award for her truly charming book ‘No’. SO well deserved. And thank you all the children who voted – hope you enjoyed it – although my hand was really aching after all that drawing and signing afterwards! I hear a lot of them would like to be illustrators or authors – watch this space!