Last weekend, Aoife and I were given the chance to meet authors and illustrators and read latest picture books with Little Tiger Press. But not only that, there were crafts, coffee, pastries and face painting. There was also some roaringly good tiger cupcakes! This was all followed by a trip to London Zoo.
Little Tiger Press are publishing some fantastic books this month and August, which I shall be reviewing later on in the month. We were lucky enough to meet Steve Smallman, author of Poo in the Zoo, which he read out loud and had everyone in stitches. The lovely author, Tracey Corderoy and illustrator, Tim Warnes of More, were there helping little ones make and dress their own little Archie. We missed Jane Chapman, author and illustrator of No More Cuddles but there was lots of activities sheets for the little ones to enjoy.
I also had the chance to chat to author, Caroline Crowe, whose first book Pirates in Pyjamas, will be coming out in August, illustrated by Tom Knight. We also met Jenna Harrington, author of Katie McGinty Wants a Pet! Another first time book. It was great to find out what gave them their inspirations for these two fun picture books.
Aoife and I loved our visit to London Zoo - We were able to see the penguins swimming around, watch the big bird display and saw so many animals. And with the lovely weather, we spoilt ourselves and enjoyed some ice cream. A very fun day! Thank you to everyone at Little Tiger Press who helped arranged this lovely day and it was great meeting you all!