It was such a pleasure to visit the Abbey School this week, as judge of their prose reading competition. Such wonderful expressive readers – it was a real treat, and very hard to chose a winner.
They kindly let me show them some of my books, and they did enjoy playing “guess the language” with the foreign editions, and guessed very well!
I love the illustrations for my first book by the fabulous Lorna Hussey, so I thought I would take it out on a sunny day and snap a few pictures to share with you. She draws out the different characters of the trees so well, and the animals are delightful. I am particularly fond of some of the minor characters, such as this beautiful owl, and the badger who appears later.
Whenever I take the book to schools, I always take the foreign editions. The children enjoy trying to work out the different languages – and are particularly intrigued by the different scripts. It’s a wonderful thought that the book has found homes so far away.
I am very grateful for the way young readers have taken this book to their hearts.
The Little Christmas Tree remains a favourite of mine, too.
It is selling quite fast on Amazon…
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