Beatrix Potter aka Peter Rabbit’s author 150th anniversary celebrations with new movie

Sep 28 2016

This year the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth is being celebrated with new books’ releases and now the announcement that a new live-action / CG motion picture Peter Rabbit is scheduled for production in January 2017, and is due for worldwide release in April 2018.

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Book of the week: Pattan’s Pumpkin, An Indian Flood Story

Sep 26 2016

Think of Noah’s Ark’s story with an Indian backdrop and a huge pumpkin as the ark, and here you have Pattan’s Pumpkin, a vibrantly illustrated flood story from India written by Chitra Soundar with illustrations by Frané Lessac. Pattan has an amazing pumpkin… it grows bigger than the goats, bigger than the elephants, until it is as tall as the mountains. But can Pattan’s Pumpkin save his family and all the animals when the stormclouds burst and the waters rise?

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World Book Day 2017 will celebrate 20 years anniversary with an all-star line-up

Sep 10 2016

Yesterday I attended an event at Waterstones Piccadilly to announce the PR campaign surrounding the 20th anniversary of the world’s biggest annual celebration of reading in the UK, World Book Day 2017 . To my surprise I met a stellar panel including Jacqueline Wilson, Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry), Liz Pichon (Tom Gates) and Steven Butler (Dennis the Menace). I happen to be one of few lucky people who have interviewed them all before. 

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