The Guardian picks ‘Scissorella’ as a Best Book of 2021
The team behind Scissorella: The Paper Princess are absolutely bursting with pride to share that our story has been picked by Imogen Russell-Williams as one of the Best Books for Children and Teens, 2021!
To celebrate the publication of Scissorella; The Paper Princess, I’ve been busy reading, creating and sharing the story with lots of children.
Laura Barrett – the magical illustrator of Scissorella – and I got together via the power of Zoom with Reading Rocks to deliver a virtual story session. The schools, which 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.
If you missed that here’s a clickable link to Laura’s HOW TO guide.
I’m so, so pleased to finally be able to shout about these gorgeous illustrations and this fantastic cover from Laura Barrett.
SCISSORELLA: The Paper Princess, will be published by Andersen Press on 4th November, just in time for Christmas. It’s a reworking of the classic Cinderella tale, inspired by the life and work of German animator Lotte Reiniger, whose techniques & inventions inspired the early work of Disney & countless animators & CGI artists since.