We’re all going on a summer holiday…

Friday, 8 August 2014

With the summer holidays now here (how time flies!) I’m looking forward to a well-earned break and a trip to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The festival runs from 9th-25th August, and is set in a specially created tented village in Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh. The festival welcomes more than 800 authors in over 700 events each year and this year I’m lucky enough to join them. I will be running an hour-long workshop on the 15th August at the festival, talking about the adventure of one my best loved characters, Mungo Monkey and his friends.


Mungo is heading off on a new adventure of his own in my brand new book “Mungo Monkey goes to School”, available to buy now. Both this and Julia Donaldson’s new book “Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox” which I have illustrated (not available until 11th September) will be available to buy from the Baillie Gifford Children’s Bookshop in Charlotte Square Gardens throughout the festival. Profits from the festival bookshop go straight back into the maintenance and development of the festival, so a great place to browse and pick up these new books before they are available anywhere else!

Have a great summer, and look out for updates from me soon!


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