To my total surprise one day I found myself writing a humorous poem about trolls. Then I discovered that children enjoyed hearing it! And so . . . Here Come The Trolls! (BC Books), a children’s picture book in verse (4 to 7 year-olds). Fun to write and fun to read!
FEEDBACK FROM THE MEDIA Here Come the Trolls! has been featured on STV, radio and the press. ‘Such a wonderful book . . . such fun . . . cannot recommend it highly enough . . . should be on everybody’s shopping list to put a smile on everyone’s face . . . seems to evoke both Dr Seuss and Maurice Sendak at the same time. Naughty, rather than nasty; magical rather than monstrous.’
The children and staff enthused after our visit to Grange primary P2&3:
‘It was fantastic!’ One of the teachers.
‘The children had a ball and are still talking about the fun they had today. I look forward to hearing from you on the new release of your next book.’ Rosalind Veneroni (headmistress)
Since then Jim Hutcheson (the illustrator) and myself have begun on a series of troll events at schools, book festivals, bookshops etc.
Next event –
Edinburgh International Book Festival, 21 Aug, 13.30