November is such a busy month – Picture Book Month, Melbourne Cup Day, Movember, NaNoWriMo (write a 50 000 word novel during the month of November) and the Commonwealth Short Story Writing Competition is due on the 30th!
Are you participating in any/all?
Since it’s Picture Book Month I’m going to try and write a post every couple of days about our latest, greatest and favourite picture books.
Let’s start with the newest addition to our picture book collection – Peter Carnavas’ new picture book called “The Boy on the Page.” It’s a beautiful story about a boy who lands on a page and journeys through life meeting people and doing lots of wonderful things in order to find out why he is here.
We went to “The Boy on the Page” book launch at the Avid Reader Bookstore in West End on Sunday 20th October. Peter’s books are so popular that people kept piling through the doors until we were all crammed outside on the deck – there was barely room to move! After a glass of wine and some nibbles it was time for the formal proceedings to start. Katherine Battersby (talented author of “Squish Rabbit” and “Brave Squish Rabbit”) introduced the story and then Peter took the microphone. His stories and illustrations are wonderful but I also learnt something new that day – he’s a great musician too! He read the story, sang some songs, made us laugh, made us cry and then it was time for colouring in, cupcakes and signing books. The girls and I also took along “The Children Who Loved Books” so we could get it signed too.
The girls and I love Peter Carnavas’ books so it was great to finally meet him.
What’s your latest picture book purchase?