Tag Archives: children’s books
Here is some work in progress from my next book, The Butterfly Dance, which is out on March 9th.
There is a wonderful shop, Hara Shobo , in Tokyo where they deal in Ukiyo-e, woodblock prints. They were kind enough to talk for hours about the history, process and stories behind the pictures. The Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art has a big collection of prints, and the Edo-Tokyo Museum has a fascinating display of the printing process. Apart from getting slightly […]
It is so exciting to get to the Fair and see the walls plastered with illustrators’ posters and cards. Then around the corner is the wonderful Illustrator’s Exhibition. This year’s highlight for me was the work of Park Sekyoung. The Magic Showcase was a fascinating exhibition of 50 years of BolognaRegazzi awards. It’s so interesting […]
It’s been a busy couple of weeks, finishing my second book for Bloomsbury “Robin’s Winter Song” and taking part in several events for World Book Day. Here’s my first radio interview (which I haven’t listened to because I don’t like listening to the sound of my own voice). The Imagine Festival at the Southbank was a […]
I had a great time reading The Dawn Chorus to children at Wood Festival. Even the very little ones coloured in birds and decorated them with feathers. There was a lot of careful cutting out too. My friend Shirin did a workshop making faces which produced some amazing works of art. It’s a lovely festival […]
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 […]
One of the best things about Bologna is meeting up with friends from the MA. But it is getting even more exciting when I see their books on Publisher’s stands. Some of them began as projects on the course two years ago, and some people (Steve Antony) even had giant panda posters… Elena Arevalo Melville signed her gorgeous “No […]
Last week I saw the real Winnie-the-Pooh with Piglet, who is actually very small, and Tigger, Kanga and Eeyore in the New York Public Library, where they now all live. The “Pooh dolls” as they call them have been at the library since 1987 and were a gift from Milne’s American publisher. They were on […]
Making a Christmas Card for Bloomsbury this year I went through several roughs, here are some that didn’t make it as well as the final one. And here are some lovely vintage designs I found along the way.