A busy week for Little Dog and the Summer Holiday and Harry
It’s been a full-on week with lovely events surrounding the release of Little Dog and the Summer Holiday. Perhaps the nicest thing for me has been the reaction to another Little Dog book. The general comment is ‘Oh, I’m so glad Little Dog is back and having another adventure,’ and that’s what warms my heart.
So following the launch, which was a wonderful and exciting event (see last week’s blog post), on Saturday I read my book at Story Time at Dymocks in Eastland Shopping Centre, Ringwood . . .
then on Sunday I shared Little Dog and the Summer Holiday at Story Time at The Little Bookroom in Nicholson Street, Carlton North where Robin Cowcher and I also talked about writing and illustrating the book, followed by a good old-fashioned Show and Tell session. The children and parents had fun finding the show and tell items which Robin had illustrated in the book. The afternoon was a special one as Harry the West Highland Terrier was also able to join us and, as the photos indicate, Harry couldn’t wait to get there . . .
straight from his own summer holiday.
He enjoyed the drive in the backseat of my car
and when we got there Harry even had some words to say
and children to meet
and things to see.
Here are the show and tell items which Robin Cowcher illustrated in the book. My bathers (from long, long ago), Shell Passport and my old doll which I called Fairy.
On the way home, Harry Little Dog was plum-tuckered-out.
Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking to the Year 2’s at Wesley College in St. Kilda Road. Art Teacher, illustrator and friend Anne Ryan took the photos and I took one of her. Due to privacy reasons, I can’t provide photos of the children.
And now I’m a bit plum tuckered-out too.