Thursday, 29 March 2012
What a wonderful attentive and enthusiastic audience they were too! And then we had great fun making up the names of new dinosaurs and writing poems about them - using a 'diamond' exercise that I borrowed from the inspirational Fourth Grade writing teacher Ed had when we lived in Oregon. It was part of his legendary project on The Painted Hills, and worked just as well for dinosaurs!
At the end of the afternoon, I sat outside in the sunshine and signed books. Children were queuing across the playground. It was heaven! Thank you very much to all the children and to your teachers too for inviting me into your school.
Monday, 26 March 2012
It's only a week until the next two Adventure Island books are released, and to celebrate we're going to have a launch party. The wonderful people at Heffers Children's Books in Cambridge are hosting the event. As you can see from the invitation there will be cakes, jam tarts and ginger beer (as well as wine, of course) colouring pages and puzzles for younger children AND that special mystery surprise. My lips are sealed as to the nature of this mysterious item, but will let you into the secret that I am working on it already and I'm hoping that it will be UPROARIOUSLY HILARIOUS!
If you will be anywhere near Cambridge on 26th April please do come along - it would be lovely to see you there. Just e-mail Heffers or me directly to let us know that you are planning to come so we know how many jam tarts to put in the oven!
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
|One of Annie Brundrit's beautiful designs|
Most recent was a Saturday Social in Norwich, organised by Joyce Taylor, our wonderful and dedicated Central East Co-ordinator.
I haven't laughed so much while learning so much at the same time in ages!