I am so proud of my friend, Eloise De Sousa, for coming up with this absolutely brilliant concept for young children. It is so thoughtfully implemented. I expect that these stories will have a mass, international appeal. Her illustrations are bound to open many young eyes wide with delight and amazement. Take a look and buy the book!
It’s here! My blood, sweat and tears arrived today in the post and I’m so pleased with how it turned out.
The setting is as close to perfect as I can get it and my illustrations have come to life on the white, glossy pages. The true test, of course, will be whether the children engage with the book and if the story fires their imaginations. After testing it on my book club members and year Reception at school, I have optimistic hopes of getting them to love this story as much as I do.
Now the fun part: this story was written for the library service in my borough, inspired by their theme Space Chase. I didn’t want to write a generic book about racing through space and instead, took inspiration from the imaginings of the children as they gazed up at the moon. Is it made of cheese?…
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