Little Dog, Robin Cowcher and Corinne Fenton Visit Sydney

When Robin and I decided to make a trip to Sydney to celebrate Little Dog and the Summer Holiday, we initially thought we might do a road trip, stopping in Benalla, Gundagai and at the statue of The Dog on the Tuckerbox – just like Little Dog and his family do in the book.

But, we have decided to postpone Gundagai until next year when the Myer Windows in Wagga Wagga will also feature Little Dog and the Christmas Wish.

So on Saturday, the wonderful Paul McDonald has invited us for a signing and to share some of the background in creating Little Dog and the Summer Holiday.  As we are flying up, Harry (my gorgeous little mascot west highland terrier) won’t be with us but we are hoping there may be some Sydney West Highland Terriers who will come along and join us.

Where:   The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft, Sydney.

When:    This Saturday afternoon, 25 November, at 2.00 p.m.

West Highland Terriers and their owners welcome.

This from The Children’s Bookshop:

The summer holidays stretch out forever.

Little Dog and his family set off with their caravan.

A nostalgic and delightful story about the way family holidays used to be.

Set in the Summer holidays of 1957/58, this is a delightful story about road trips, camping, sunshine and the way family holidays used to be.
Companion to Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, which was short-listed for the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for New Illustrators.
A lovely look at the Sydney of the 50s, just as Little Dog and the Christmas Wish celebrated Melbourne.




And on Sunday afternoon, with Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, we will be sharing some background of creating One Christmas Eve and how it came to be the theme for last year’s Myer Melbourne and Brisbane Christmas Windows.

Where:  Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators Meet and Greet and Christmas Lunch, Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW.  Bookings essential: [email protected]

When: Sunday, 26 November, 11.30 – 12.00 Meet and greet, followed by Christmas Lunch 12.30 – 3.00.

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