Illustrator Susie Tyler and I had lots of fun at the library with Year 3 from Seaton Primary School.
After reading some of ‘Estella and the Falling Star‘, Susie showed the children how she drew the Shadow-Shark:
and then the children had great creating an awesome seabeastie of their own, first as a group…
…and then on their own! The creations were amazing, brilliant and downright terrifying! I give you:
The Trident of Death
The Demon Starfish
Scary beasts with two mouths. Yes, two.
And beasts so huge and fabulous they hardly managed to fit on the page:
And the children spent time thinking about words or phrases which described their creations:
The children were absolutely buzzing and it was a joy to see the creativity flowing so well in the library.
After the event, we managed to sign some books, with the best book-signing pen IN THE WORLD (thank you, Seaton Library!). Signed copies are available from the Owl and Pyramid Bookshop, along with some of Susie’s postcards, badges and magnets.
On this beautiful, sunny February day, Susie and I were able to pop down for a quick lunch on Beer beach:
and to do some oh-so-very-serious mermaidy research with some stunning shells we found:
So thank you, everyone, for a lovely day. We look forward to visiting you again!
To read the blogpost by Owl and Pyramid bookshop and see some more photos of the day, please click here.