Today I got to hangout with my one and a half year old godson Arthur!
We had quite an adventure!
We walked his big sister (my fairy goddaughter) to school and we walked back home again. We waved at a lorry and investigated a gnome statue in a neighbouring front garden. But then it was time to knuckle down to some serious artistic work!
Here are some pictures of our creative endeavours.
As you can see, Arthur is rather nifty at colouring in.
We created lots of pictures and even a portrait of his sister for her to find when she comes home from school!
Then Arthur's mummy came home, so the wax crayons were quickly stashed under the seat of his toy scooter (obviously?!) for next time and it was time for Arthur to have a big mummy cuddle and a morning nap. Colouring in is VERY tiring work...
It gives me GREAT pleasure to be able to reveal the title and cover of my next picture book!
Hector and the BIG BAD KNIGHT
Publishing 6th March 2014 (Scholastic Picture Books)
This is my ninth picture book and I am super excited about it!
Here's some details from the publishers:
"When Hector's granny has her magic wand stolen by The Big Bad Knight, Hector, the tiniest boy in the village, decides to go after him. And when The Big Bad Knight sends a dragon after Hector, our hero knows just what to do - with a little help from a bag of crisps! Soon it's time for The Big Bad Knight to learn a little lesson about knightly manners. A fun-filled new picture book about the power of good with quirky illustrations from award-winning Alex T. Smith." Hector is available to pre-order now from Amazon, Waterstones and from your local independent book store. Keep checking back here for more details and sneak peeks coming soon! Oh! Go on then... if you insist... Here's your first sneak peek!