Earlier this month I launched my new picture book ‘The Grouse and the Mouse’, illustrated by Kirsteen Harris-Jones. Here are the highlights of the launch thanks to photographer Chris Scott (and to all of you who tweeted your own pictures too!).
We arrived at the venue to discover these amazing birds were already waiting for us:
— Chris Scott (@chrisdonia) July 16, 2015
Eyebrows were painted red, just like Bagpipe the black grouse by Katie Smith. Katie is the friend who the book is dedicated too – read more about that here:
My lovely editor Eleanor Collins introduced the evening:
I introduced the audience to the characters from the story, Squeaker the wood mouse, Bagpipe the black grouse and also some of the minor characters – this is the fox from the story:
I had some help to demonstrate how camouflage works:
And then it was a Q and A hosted by poet and friend (with red eyebrows) Elspeth Murray:
Thanks to everyone who asked questions:
And then it was book signing, I got to meet my illustrator Kirsteen Harris-Jones for the first time that night too! We signed books together:
Here are some of my favourite tweets about the event:
— Lois J. Wilson (@lojowilso) July 16, 2015
— Kelpies (@DiscoverKelpies) July 16, 2015
— LeithLibrary (@LeithLibrary) July 16, 2015
— M Louise Kelly (@mllouisekelly) July 16, 2015
— Pab Roberts (@PabComedy) July 16, 2015
Huge thanks to everyone who came along and made the evening so lovely! Special thanks to the children, seeing your reaction and enthusiasm for the book made my night.
The Grouse and the Mouse is published by Floris Books in the Picture Kelpies range. It is for sale now at all good book stores. Help your local independent book store by buying it online from the Hive. If you enjoyed it, please review it on Amazon! You might also enjoy ‘Can’t Dance Cameron: A Scottish Capercaillie Story‘.