Last month I launched a new picture book, Ollie and the Otter. Lots of lovely folk came along to Waterstones in Edinburgh and Chris Scott took brilliant photos. Thanks to everyone for coming, here’s the highlights:
Editor Eleanor started the evening with a thoughtful introduction:
I came up to say hi:
And throw fish at folk
Rory the otter squirted water…
We made the smells of the forest and an osprey caught a magnetic fish and lots of volunteers came out to help.
The sparkly water weed wings were placed on Rory the otter…
He was pinged on a seesaw branch. Rory flew through the air with his water weed wings, whistling in the wind…
Ollie the osprey had a great time making noises and helping with drinks:
We listened to the story
Some folks followed along with their own book
And everyone seemed to enjoy it, phew!
The illustrator Kirsteen Harris Jones joined us for the Q and A
People asked questions
And folk bought books
We signed them (for ages!)
Thanks again so much for coming! If you enjoyed it, please could you review the book on amazon?
Ollie and the Otter was illustrated by Kirsteen Harris-Jones and published by Floris Books inprint Picture Kelpies. See more photos in Chris Scott’s flickr album here.