Tag Archives: birds

Bologna and books

Bologna Children’s Book Fair is always a big treat, from the illustrator’s wall where anyone can pin up their work, to the Illustrators Exhibition which shows the best in international illustration. It’s so hard to just buy one or two books, but this year I chose ‘Inseparables’ by Mar Pavon illustrated by Maria Giron and […]

Early Years Visits

I met some lovely children on visits to Early Years settings in Wokingham. Three year olds are very good at making birds and I particularly liked a group effort ‘Harry Betsy’. It was great to find The Dawn Chorus in some of the Bookstart Treasure pack  that Claire from Wokingham Library was handing out.    

Books Are My Bag

I was delighted to take part in the BAMB campaign in October, by reading Robin’s Winter Song at the lovely bookshop Mostly Books  in Abingdon. We made birds and ate cookies. Robin also appears on the 2016 BAMB calendar but not until December.

Illustrated window

Thank you very much to Mostly Books in Abingdon for letting me cover the window with birds to celebrate the publication of The Dawn Chorus. It was lovely to see children decorating the birds to hang in the window. Lots of people dropped in and ended up kindly helping. Thanks very much to Emma from Bloomsbury […]