I must confess that it’s been a truly wonderful and whimsical month for the world of Whimsy Wood! A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be taken on by awesome literary agent extraordinaire, Sharon Facey. My Whimsy Wood children’s series of books continues to be developed into the all new ‘Whimsy Wood Family’ brand, which will include a new series of children’s books, merchandise and a hugely exciting and enchanting animated TV series! Woohoo! 😃📚✨
Last week I was invited to Bishops Cannings Preschool to read a Whimsy Wood story to their children. I was also asked to judge their Whimsy Wood colouring-in competition! This competition had been run across the pre-school and main primary school. The story I read to the lovely little children was the most recent Whimsy Wood book, ‘Fearne Fairy And The Landing Lesson’, which they absolutely loved! There was much giggling at all the charming characters’ voices that appear in this 10th whimsical book.
Once I’d finished reading to the children and answered all their brilliant questions, I looked at the huge array of fabulous Whimsy Wood colouring-in entries. Goodness! There were so many and such a lot of effort had been put into every one! It was jolly tricky to decide on the winners but I managed in the end and I’d like to congratulate all the children who entered and send a ginormous Whimsy Wood round-of-applause to the winners! I do hope you enjoy your signed copies of the Whimsy Wood books and other whimsical goodies that you’ve received for being wonderful winners!
As you can see from the image below, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, organised by The Reading Agency and libraries across the country, has started! There is an animal theme this year and I’m delighted to say that I’ve been asked to be part of my local library’s reading challenge events! If you’re free on Saturday August the 12th and are in the Melksham area in Wiltshire, do pop along to Melksham library at 2.30pm. I’ll be reading a Whimsy Wood story to all the children (and grown-ups) who come along to this free event then. I’ll look forward to seeing you!
Well that’s all from me for now, so I shall wish you all a wonderfully whimsical summer holiday and I’ll go and get creative elsewhere!
Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of the Whimsy Wood children’s books.