Horatio Cookies and More

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I was so excited to see these! How lucky is Horatio to have his own cookie?! Thanks to the lovely team at Walker Books for organising this cute and tasty delivery for those receiving advanced copies. Individually hand drawn by Sweetcheeks - Cookies and Cakes ! I have to admit, I couldn't bring myself to eat my cookies. Not yet anyway!

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There’s now less than one week till Horatio Squeak’s official publication day, July 1st! However, if you’re lucky you may spot him on shelves already. Thanks to those who’ve sent me photos of sightings, they are the best messages ever!

Horatio Squeak is a story about the power one voice, no matter how small, can have. It's for anyone who has ever wished to be stronger, louder, or bigger and anyone who has bravely spoken out against bullies or wished they had. I know I can relate to this and I’m sure that others will too.

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Karen and I have made Horatio his own special place on the internet. We’re still tweaking it and plan to share downloadable activities, upcoming events, photos from the road, behind the scenes images and more! There’s also a contact section where anyone can write to Horatio, Karen or myself.

Take a peek here to see where it’s currently at. We hope to meet you there soon.

x Evie

Who Could This Be? 

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Let me introduce you to a little peek at Horatio Squeak. The hero of our picture book who you’ll be able to read about soon. Written by award-winning children’s fiction author Karen Foxlee. A debut picture book for Karen and myself, it was an honour to be part of this book.

Due on shelves in July 2019 and published by Walker Books.

I can’t wait for you to meet him some more. 

x Evie

Desk View

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Where I spent most of January planning, plotting, drawing and working, mostly on the illustrations for my second picture book. I'm still pinching myself I’ve been given the opportunity to illustrate someone's story, not once but twice now and a third book is patiently waiting. Illustrating picture books has been a longtime dream and a goal I'd been working towards however the opportunities came before I felt ready. I wonder though, do we ever feel ready? Perhaps not. It’s been important for me to remind myself, to stay open to learning and growing. Otherwise, I think fear would've become paralysing. In the face of a challenge, all we can do is show up and do the work as best as we can.

x Evie

Books & Zines XXXI : The 5 Misfits

Another book by, Beatrice Alemagna for the #booksandzinesseries in this the characters are inventively charming as is their wonky home. Having felt like a misfit myself, especially as a kid the five main characters are relatable as I suspect they are for others too.

The 5 Misfits, by Beatrice Alemagna. Published by Topipittori, 2014. This English edition published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, London 2015.

Enjoy!

x Evie