This is the drawing Chris did was I performed my poem There’s An Alien Down The Loo.
A wonderful moment, to turn round and see him drawing as I jumped up and down looking for aliens!
This is the amazing conference that Marilyn Brocklehurst (who runs her famous Norfolk Children’s Book Centre) organises. So many teachers, book sellers, librarians, project-leaders, academics and writers in one place! So I got to meet the FANTASTIC writer and illustrator, Nick Butterworth and hear him talk and share slides of his wonderful books and artwork.
The highlight for me was that the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell was there and he talked about his books and shared his drawings. A very funny and interesting presentation.
THEN when I got onstage to perform some poems, without any warning, Chris Riddell Children’s Laureate jumped up on stage and began to illustrate my poems AS I READ THEM !!!!!!! I didn’t even realise he was there for a moment and then I turned around and there is Chris Riddell drawing away as I was performing. FANTASTIC
A-Mazing! Totally amazing of him, and what an honour for me. I have four of his fantastic drawings all to do with my poems and I am going to put a photo of me holding one up on this blog.
It is Chris Riddell’s drawing to go with my poem There’s An Alien Down The Loo and when I work out how to do it I shall put it on this blog!
Thank you Marilyn for inviting me and thank you Chris, amazing.
It has been too long since I last blogged on my website, so my apologies to the following lovely schools and librarians and other agencies for not immediately writing about the great time I had.
This year I visited;
Church Lane Primary School Sleaford
Meadowside Primary School Warrington
Rowena Infant School Conisborough Doncaster
Schools in Bolton for Bolton Libraries many times
SDSA Leicester Author’s Week
Eact Pathways Primary sheffield
Barnburgh Primary Doncaster
Sheffield Town Hall or the Escal event
Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Primary Bentley Doncaster
Rainbow Forge Primary Sheffield
L’Ecole Internationale St.Germaine-en-Laye Paris, which was a FANTASTIC experience, thanks to you all!!!!!!!!
Springfield Junior School Swadlincote
Sheffield High School for Girls
Yet more schools in Bolton
The Valley Primary School Bolton
SDSA event at Leicester Racecourse with hundreds of people including the fabulous Two Steves
Carlton Primary Academy Barnsley……great hobnobs
Westways Primary School Sheffield
Scraptoft Primary School Leicester
St.Barnabas Primary School Leicester
Great Gidding C of E Primary School
St. Margarets C of E Primary Warrington
St.Wilfrids RC Primary School Sheffiield
YET MORE BOLTON SCHOOLS on National Poetry Day;
Barnburgh Primary School Doncaster