Scissorella schools tour

To celebrate publication of Scissorella; The Paper Princess, I’ve been busy reading, creating and speaking with lots of school children.

Despite being my ninth picture book, I’ve yet to meet any of the illustrators I’ve worked with… until now! Laura Barrett and I got together via the power of Zoom with Heather at Reading Rocks, to deliver a virtual story session. The schools, that were all over the country from Liverpool to Cornwall, listened to Laura and I reading the story and were quizzed on their fairy tale knowledge. Then Laura showed the children how to make a Lotte Reiniger-inspired puppet.

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‘Design a Character’ Competition

Following a lovely school visit for Book Week, I was thrilled to run a ‘Design a Character’ competition for the KS2 children at Leigham Primary School, Plymouth.

But, gosh! What a challenge! There were 164 smashing entries from Year 3 up to Year 6 and it was a tough, tough job!

I was presented with original, beautifully illustrated and very well thought out ideas. In fact, it was *so* tough that I had to call on some help from some writerly, illustrator friends!

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World Book Day 2018

World Book Day was extra special this year because I was able to spend it in MY school, the school where I work, alongside it’s lovely staff and pupils.

Since the theme was ‘Share a Story,’ the staff got their heads together and arranged a rotation of activities based on one of their favourite books.

Here are a selection of photographs:

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