It’s time to Get Reading!
The Get Reading campaign kicks off today and I’m honoured to have one of my books, The Children Who Loved Books, selected as one of the Top 50 Books You Can’t Put Down as part of the campaign. Look… there’s even a fancy sticker on the cover!
Now as if August wasn’t busy enough with Book Week and everything else inbetween, September is going to be just as hectic (and fun). See if you can catch me somewhere (although the school visits are just for kids in those schools – not public).
Monday 2nd Sep Mapleton State School
Tuesday 3rd Sep St Agatha’s, Clayfield
Thursday 5th Sep St Agatha’s Clayfield
Friday 6th Sep Lucas Heights Community School, Sydney
Saturday 7th Sep 10:30am Wannabees, Frenchs Forest, Sydney
12:30am Warringah Literary Festival
Monday 9th Sep Story Arts Festival, Ipswich
Tuesday 10th Sep Story Arts Festival, Ipswich
Thursday 12th Sep St Peter’s, Indooroopilly
Tuesday 17th Sep Siena Catholic College, Sunshine Coast
Thursday 19th Sep Siena Catholic College, Sunshine Coast
Friday 20th Sep St Francis of Assisi, Melbourne (GET READING EVENT)
Monday 23rd Sep Nambour Library illustration workshop (start of the school holidays in Qld)
Monday 30th Sep State Library of NSW illustration workshop (GET READING EVENT)
I’ll be presenting a picture book workshop in at Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, with Virginia Lowe on Saturday 27 July. Virginia runs Create a Kids’ Book and taught me loads about picture books when I was starting out. It’s always a great day. Details at http://createakidsbook.com.au/workshops.html
Mr Darcy the duck is back! This time he’s a dancing duck! That’s why his new story is called… Mr Darcy the Dancing Duck. It has been beautifully written by Alex Field (the author of the first Mr Darcy book) and it was my pleasure to do the illustrations. Here is a little video of me drawing Mr Darcy in 60 seconds.
Watercolour and pencil on very cheap, dodgy paper from a sketchpad bought at a supermarket.