Hooray for Book Week!
I’m not sure if this combination of feelings is possible, but I’m simultaneously:
I feel SO LUCKY to have been part of Children’s Book Week 2018.
This last week has been a whirlwind of fabulous students, engaged teachers, welcoming librarians and fun stories. I’ve spent all week finding my treasure: celebrating books and literacy and children’s books in particular.
My job has been to inspire children to read stories, to create stories, to engage with the world around them, to feel wonder and passion. I loved it!!!
It was a massive week. Here are a few more favourite photos…
Thanks to everyone who came along to hear me speak, and to everyone who booked me in to visit their school or library. And of course, a huge thanks to the Children’s Book Council and to Healthways (Go for 2 & 5!), who sponsor so many Children’s Book Week activities every year. What terrific and important work you do!
Book Week costume success
And check out this clever akaname (Filth Licker) costume, made by Liza, worn by Andreas, and inspired by the second book in the Takeshita Demons series. How cool!!!
The akaname is a Japanese monster (or yokai) that likes to clean dirty bathrooms. Exactly what I need.
And, as those of you who study Japanese would know, aka means red, which is why the cute little guy is red. AWESOME! (You’ll see it’s murasaki on my cover.)