All manner of things have been happening in ‘Whimsy Wood’ recently. ‘Mrs Scarlet the squirrel’ has been celebrating ‘Red Squirrel Week’, with the rest of the Scarlet family. They had a particularly splendid party and invited all of the Whimsy Wood folk. They played ‘pin the tail on the squirrel’ and ‘find the nut’, amongst other well known squirrel games! ‘Bromley Badger’ (Whimsy Wood’s very own party animal!) ate one too many acorns and ‘Dr Tustle the tawny owl’ had to pay him a special visit in the middle night, to give Bromley some medicine for his dicky tum!
After the red squirrel party, ‘Humbug Hedgehog’ decided that it was about time to prepare for his annual ‘big sleep’. He’s been busy stuffing his prickly chops with snails, slugs and worms and he’s found a particularly snug lime log that he plans to hibernate in very soon. In between mouthfuls of invertebrates, he’s been filling this log with leaves to keep him nice and toasty during the winter months. If you have your very own Humbug in your garden and would like to know what you can do to help this spiky creature prepare for hibernation, then please click on this link and read the RSPCA’s great advice :- http://goo.gl/QTU9y0
The Whimsy Wood team have also been busy preparing…..not for hibernation, but for something just as big…. In a few days, ‘Posie Pixie’ and I (and hubby Matt of course!) will be jetting off to Las Vegas to attend the 2016 Literary Classics Book Awards! I can barely believe this is happening! I am now a jumble of excitement and nerves! This is certainly the biggest adventure that my Whimsy Wood Series and I have ever been on so far and I can’t wait to receive the winning Chapter Book Award! The Whimsy Wood book that won this category is book 4, ‘Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party’.
I’ve been busy reading this November story out loud to my own 3 children and reminding myself of all the characters’ voices, ready for the reading of ‘Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party’ that I’ve been asked to do at the Vegas Valley Book Festival this coming Saturday! Woohoo!
The planning and preparation hasn’t stopped there! Oh no! I’ve also been getting myself organised for some Whimsy Wood craft activities that Devizes Books have kindly asked me to do, on Saturday October the 22nd as part of Devizes Book Festival. If you’re in and around this delightful market town of Devizes in Wiltshire on that afternoon, then come along and join in!
Well, that’s all from me for now. I need to finish mine and Posie’s packing for our big American adventure!
Wishing you all a wonderfully whimsical week. 😊📚✨
Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.