A Day (or two!) of Classroom Visits

Thank you to Manland Primary for inviting me in for two days of classroom visits! This was a belated, rescheduled #WorldBookDay visit due to a crazy two-month hearing-loss incident (a story for another time!)

The kids were incredible — receptive, engaged, and so, so, SO creative! We discussed favourite words, perseverance, talking pineapples and spy pigs. The workshops I ran with the older kids were a pure treat! They spun the idea wheel with vigour and came up with some great stories. The younger kids loved dressing up in very serious outfits and petting my book mascots.

A fun few days had by all! I forgot to take photos but hopefully I’ll get some copies of the school’s pictures to add to this post!

Now back to this:

(c) Schulz of course

It’s almost time!

Half time, that is. Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right.

Let’s start again. It’s almost here…the moment so many of you have been waiting for. And by “so many” I mean my Mom.

Hi Mom!

What I mean to say is…my next book is almost on the shelves. YIPPPEEEE!

Please welcome Half A Giraffe? to my lineup of picture books. Coming to all good booksellers in the grand ol’ United States (and probably to an online retailer that is named after a really long River [not the Nile] or perhaps a tribe of kick-butt women. You know what I’m saying’…) in September 2018!

Here’s a lovely picture of 1/2 giraffes drawn by some lovely children from a lovely book fair I went to in Maine.

 

The *real* Gisele was drawn by Richard Smythe, an artist/illustrator here in England. Many kudos to him for such a sweet portrayal of a little giraffe who longs to be just half a head taller.

If you’ve ever wished to be a teensy bit stronger or a wee bit faster or a smidge different from who you are, this book’s for you.

Enjoy it folks!

(Except you guys in England. for some reason it’s not on sale there yet. But nevermind!)

xx