We have had a VERY busy Summer so much so we have forgotten to blog! Oops. We are going to try to get back to it as it really is a very good way for us to keep a record of what we get up to.
Today we headed out in the rain to the Edinburgh Book Festival. We had tickets to see Harriet Muncaster, the author of the hugely popular Isadora Moon Vampire-Fairy books.
Harriet was brilliant. She read some excerpts from her books and taught the children to draw some of her characters.
Here are the girls drawing one of the characters and Moo’s version. She was probably the youngest there but she sat and diligently tried to copy what Harriet did.
Harriet explained the journey she took to becoming a famous author and illustrator and then asked the audience for suggestions to help her make a new character. Beanster suggested she should draw the character with long, curly hair. Here is a photo of Harriet drawing Beanster’s suggestion.
Harriet has always liked to make little models. She brought along one of her favourites. We loved it too. Well done Harriet.
After the event we went outside to jump in puddles and have a look in some shops before heading home to dry off.