Happy World Book Day from New Zealand!

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It’s World Book Day and I wasn’t going to miss out on all the fun back in the UK so I was chuffed to be invited to speak to the Writing Extension group at Kaikorai Primary School, where I met with sixteen brilliant young writers. We talked about planning stories and shared ideas on writing. And then we played a …

How to needle felt your very own Little Rabbit

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Alison Friend’s gorgeous illustrations of Little Rabbit in Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise got me inspired to create a plushie of the character. During my travels of New Zealand’s South Island, we stopped off at The Woolshed Canaan to enjoy some delicious ice cream and I took the opportunity to learn about needle felting. That’s right, folks! I needle felted a …

The reviews for Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise are in…

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Now that Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise is officially out in the world, the reviews are coming in and Little Rabbit appears to be going down a treat with readers. Bookwagon describes the book as ‘a truly satisfying book’ in their latest book review round up: And we also have wonderful reviews from North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award, The Lancashire Post, …

Meet Alison Friend

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Alison is the illustrator of our latest book ‘Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise‘, published by Stripes. Her illustrations are utterly gorgeous and you will recognise her work from many books including ‘The Twinkly Twinkly Christmas Tree’ with Sam Taplin, ‘Bear’s Story’ with Claire Freedman, ‘That Bear Can’t Babysit’ with Ruth Quayle and ‘My Hand to Hold’ with Smriti Prasadam-Halls. Alison lives in …

Little Rabbit hops to Poland

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I’m so pleased to introduce the Polish co-edition of Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise, ‘Wielki dzień Małej Króliczki’, published by Wilga, illustrated by Alison Friend. And we have our first glowing review for the book from Magiczny Kociolek which you can read here!