|Emily and Catherine|
Simon wowed us again with his amazing rhyming skills with his story Astronaut Jack. Sarah shared the third story in her much-loved Purple Paw Print series and, like the first two, looks set to be a hit and will have you laughing until you 'itch'. Malavika did a brilliant job with her original fable Lela and the Rabbit in the Moon. Rani, the only author/illustrator in the group, shared her amazing illustrations for her book Summer Holidays Around the World. And Kristina surprised us with her deft use of rhyme in her story Once Upon a Tide.
|Simon and Grant|
|Sarah and Kristina|
|Emma and Petunia|
|Linda, Evelyn and Kenneth|
In other news, Kristina is launching the second book in her Shabu Shabu series and she's also in the midst of working on another picture book. Grant is working on his mega-successful Monkey Magic series. Simon has meetings lined up with potential agents. Kenneth and Evelyn will be off to the New Delhi International Book Fair next month. I was invited to go along, but I won't be able to make this trip as Emma and I will be conducting a series of talks and workshops at some schools here and I'm really looking forward to them. Sebbie's First Day of School will be out next week and the NLB has already ordered 70 copies for the libraries here and my illustrator Soefara is already working on the next book A Day with the Duchess.
So that's it for our first meeting of the year. Hopefully we'll have lots more good news next month!