AND THE WINNER IS......(*insert dramatic drumroll*): Kingman Cheng’s wonderful animated trailer for Love Monster & The Perfect Present. Well done Kingman – you have created a perfect book trailer! :
We were also completely delighted with the runner-up book trailer by students of Leeds College of Art – Congratulations! You are all very talented:
Amazing News!!! Walter and the No Need to Worry Suit has been shortlisted for the Red House Book Award 2014. We would really appreciate your vote (open to all children) before 24 January 2014!
In connection to this we've made some activity pages for you to have some fun with. See samples below. For High Resolution printable versions please go to the Red House Book Award Activity pages site.
A LITTLE VIDEO...
I thought I'd make a little video to mark the launch of Love Monster and the Perfect Present and the FABULOUS competition Harper Collins have launched to create a quirky, fun book trailer for it...have a little look see...
We are very excited to announce the chance to see your name up in lights and win £500! Design a show-stopping-jaw-dropping-better-send-it-on-to-my-friends 3 minute video trailer for Rachel’s latest book and all manner of perfect presents could be yours.... Email email@example.com for more information.
THE BIGGEST BOOK SHOW ON EARTH!
Happy World Book Day! What an absolutely fabulous Thursday. Rachel will be appearing live in the Biggest Book Show on Earth, which starts at 11am (UK time) today (Thursday 7th March). You can watch it live by going to the World Book Day website. Rachel is also EXTREMELY proud to be the official illustrator for World Book Day this year.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WALTER AND WINNE JUST GOT BIGGER
The next book in the Woolleybottom-based series is out! Benjamin and the Super Spectacles came out on February 28th and can be found at Amazon, Waterstones and other independent booksellers! You can learn about all six of Rachel's published picture books on her books page.
MONSTER MADNESS AT GEORGE MITCHELL SCHOOL
A big thank you to Alison at Village Green Bookshop and George Mitchell School for a wonderful afternoon reading Love Monster and creating marvellous magic monsters with 150 fantastically creative kinds. See all the photos on my Facebook page.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE A LITTLE IDEA FROM YOUR BRAIN IS GOING TO TURN UP...BONKERS!
Extreme Brightside spotting in the foreground...
WHY PRINTMAKING IS SO AMAZING
A recent interview with the University of the West of England where I learnt my craft as a printmaker:
TODAY'S THE DAY!
Walter and the No-Need-to Worry Suit is released today! It's a laugh-out-loud tale about learning to leave your worries behind you, and you can find it at book retailers big and small. In fact, we are so excited, we even made a little video to celebrate!
Make your own slide show at Animoto.
WALTER AND WINNIE
Sneak preview of 2 brand new characters...Walter & Winnie...brought to life by amazing plush-maker Donna Armstrong. Pre-order the first book by clicking here.