A few months back I was super chuffed to be invited to Hardie Grant Egmont Children’s book preview. I can’t remember the time I read a full book (no time to sit still!) but Nell devours books morning, noon and night so I’m always keen to introduce her to a new little story.
There were two stand outs of the day for me – with two beautiful background stories to match.
‘On a perfect day the hours seem to stretch endlessly ahead…’ .
Danny explained how the creative process and how he was inspired by his daughter Abbie and when she was bored one day said ‘I just need a crayon and somewhere to scribble.’ Freya’s delicate drawings were inspired by her childhood on her Dad’s rural property in Orange where live was kind, fun and carefree.
‘Eleanor longs to play with her baby brother, but newborn Reuben is always asleep. Will Eleanor wear out with waiting?’
Zanni discussed how she wrote the book after having her second baby (wow – that’s one super efficient Mumma) and how her first daughter dealt with a new bubba in the house.