I’ve known Renita for a while now. Originally from America, Renita now lives in Wigtown, which the book town in Scotland, with the most stunning views across the estuary. When I’ve performed at the festival, the children have all been whipped up to a frenzy by Renita, who welcomes them in and “settles them down” [...]
I’ve made a fun video about a mouse who wonders if Mousie loves him/her. click one of the flower at the end to find out if Mousie loves you true!
One of the joys of my visit to Guernsey was to spend some time with Simon James, the picture book author and illustrator. I so rarely get to see what other authors do in the school sessions, so it was a treat to watch him in action at the Grammar School on Wednesday evening. He entertained us with a reading of his book Baby Brains: The Smartest Baby in the Whole World. He used a slide projector to blow up the pictures and performed the story, waving his arms around as a cue for his young, volunteer projectionist, Samantha. I envy Simon’s quieter style. I tend to go in both guns blazing – but at the end of the week, I think Simon was more tired than I was. Maybe I’ve built up a bit of stamina over the years. I met Simon in passing, a long time ago. I hope we meet up again at a festival or somewhere soon.
Read His books. They are very funny and very good.
My great readers, James and Kirsten Newton have made me a wordsearch out from characters form my books. How brilliant is that? They say that I can share their work with you all, so click here or click the picture to get a full size printout.
I thought I’d put this on my site a long time ago. I did all the work but never made links. Sorry James and Kirsty, you have been waiting very patiently. No excuses other than that I’ve been very busy finishing my artwork for the new Axel Storm series, which I hope you will read in time too!