I’m No Book Worm But…

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.

Perfect, by Danny Parker, illustrations by Freya Blackwood (released in the second half of 2015)

‘On a perfect day the hours seem to stretch endlessly aheadโ€ฆ’ .

Danny explained how the creative process and how he was inspired by his daughter Abbie and when she was bored one day said โ€˜I just need a crayon and somewhere to scribble.โ€™  Freya’s delicate drawings were inspired by her childhood on her Dad’s rural property in Orange where live was kind, fun and carefree.

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Too Busy Sleeping, by Zanni Louise, illustrations by Anna Pignataro (released this July)

‘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.

Too Busy Sleeping Book Too Busy Sleeping Image

One thought on “I’m No Book Worm But…

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely inclusion in your blog. I am glad you enjoyed the event, and our talks ๐Ÿ™‚ Means a lot. I believe Too Busy Sleeping is out in September now. x

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