My second book GRRRRR!, starring Fred the bear, has been out for just over two weeks now. I was actually away on holiday the day it was published so I watched events unfold from afar. It was all very exciting.
Here are a few pictures of the book itself…
And here are some of the great displays that the creative booksellers around the country have made (including the brilliant Leilah Skelton at Doncaster Waterstones)…
I was also absolutely thrilled to see the FANTASTIC window display in Foyles on the Charing Cross Road, London (see below). I’ve been walking past that bookshop for 25 years and I never ever thought that a book I’d written would appear in the window. Definitely one to cross off the bucket list.
A few reviews have started to appear. Gulp. Fortunately everyone has been very nice about the book (so far!).
Among others there’s this one from the Mudwaffler (which includes a mini-interview), this from Jill at the Red Riding Hub, this amazing rhyming one from the aforementioned Leilah in Doncaster and these from the people at LoveReading4Kids (be sure to read the children’s comments - so sweet).
And finally, I want to say a big thanks to my Colour Collective buddy Penny Neville-Lee who drew this ace picture of Fred and his mates for me. I love it!
So there we go. Update over. As you were.