The My Mum is a Lioness Blog Tour

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This week the ‘My Mum is a Lioness‘ Blog Tour kicks off! Check out the incredible star-studded blogger line up and make sure you follow them to find out more about the book. Thank you so much to Get Kids Into Books, Kate Poels, The Kids Bookstagrammer, Paper Ren, Edspire, The Book Deli, Bookbound and Raising Small Readers for joining …

Happy My Mum is a Lioness Day!

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It’s publication day for My Mum is a Lioness! Our first review is in and it’s a roarsome one Pam Norfolk at the Lancashire Post. If you spot My Mum is a Lioness in the wild, do send me a picture – I would love to know where she is roaming in the world.

It’s 2022!

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What a bearilliant start to 2022! Not only were Bad Panda AND My Dad is a Grizzly Bear shortlisted for the Books for Topics Books of the Year 2021 but My Dad is a Grizzly Bear WON it’s category for EYFS Best Classroom Read-Aloud. Thank you to Books for Topics for all your support. I’m chuffed to bits for both …

My Dad is a Grizzly Bear at Word Play

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Today, I got to meet 120 Reception pupils to talk all things My Dad is a Grizzly Bear as part of the Word Play schools programme with How Brave is the Wren Bookshop. We had an interactive story time and then created out very own bears. I had so much fun talking about making books, finding writing inspiration and whether …

My Dad is a Grizzly Bear at Hay Festival

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Today Dapo and I were bringing My Dad is a Grizzly Bear fun to Hay Festival. We read, we drew and we answered lots of questions from the viewers. This was my first time at Hay and though it was not how I imagined, having dreamt of walking the bookshop-filled town on a lazy summer day for many years now, …

Books Are My Bag Summer Catalogue 2021

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I’m super chuffed that My Dad is a Grizzly Bear is featured in the Books Are My Bag Summer Catalogue this year. Thank you, booksellers! You can pick up a copy of the catalogue, packed full of brilliant reads, at your local independent bookshop or read it online here.

Last day of the My Dad is a Grizzly Bear school tour

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Dapo and I were back with Stories by the Sea Bookshop for the last day of our My Dad is a Grizzly Bear virtual book tour. Today we visited Abingdon Primary where we saw some excellent drawings of bears and were asked questions about what it’s like to be an author and illustrator. And then we joined Swinton Fitzwilliam School …

Stories By The Sea hosts My Dad is A Grizzly Bear

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On our virtual book tour we stopped off at Rosedale Primary School where we met Heather from Stories by the Sea Bookshop and answered lots of My Dad is a Grizzly Bear questions. Some of my favourite questions were ‘is a grizzly bear bigger than Godzilla?’ and ‘is the next book My Mum is Also a Grizzly Bear?’ We then …