Then it was off for the last of my Bookfest events, I travelled to so many places this month and thanks to all you doodlers out there, now hundreds of Mavis and Marge's are now free to wander.
Here's me in action doing my step-by-step how to draw Marge the chicken...
Here's are a few we did earlier...
People of Ireland I have to tell you to go visit your local Library, they are so brilliant. I had a mobile library in Swords that came once a week when I was a kid, and I thought that library was awesome.
But check out Abbeyleix Library,
they have a Gallery (which we took over...)
and a dedicated Children's floor. How amazing is that!
It was so wonderful to meet such dedicated teachers and librarians over the past couple of weeks. It makes a huge difference to an author when you arrive to be met with a friendly face and kids who are genuinely excited to meet you. Everyone gets so much more out of the event.
The children made the festival for me. I loved the way they take ownership of the author who visits, they truely make it into their Book Festival.
Hope to see you again next year!