A big hello to all the people I'll be meeting during WORLD BOOK DAY WEEK in ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Primary School, Leeds; HOB MOOR Community School, York; SHAKESPEARE Primary School, Leeds, and MOORFIELD SCHOOL for GIRLS in Ilkley.
And not forgetting a belated "Thank You!" wave to last week's schools: not only OATLANDS INFANTS, Harrogate, and NEW LAITHES Junior School, Leeds, but also STACKSTEADS HOLY TRINITY Primary School nr Bacup!
As well as the joy of my junior novel THE THIRD ELEPHANT, Friday also brought me LITTLE TROLL. It's a "reversed" story written for Watts Tadpoles series. Last week I found that the loose "colour proofs" pages slip onto the floor if I don't concentrate on holding them in place. So I am very glad to be able to read from my first proper copy in the busy week to come. The book has really great GOAT illustrations by LISA SMITH! Thanks, Lisa!