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Se7en Got to Meet the Author: Emily Gravett… We did… Really!!!

September 26th, 2012 · 15 Comments

The amazing crazy things that happen when you are a blogger… We met Emily Gravett… I kid you not, the real Emily Gravett, live in person at Cape Town’s Open Book Festival and she drew in our sketchbook… who could be happier!!! The fabulous author/illustrator of so many brilliant books…

It all started with a trip to the Book Lounge…

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And the World of Stories…

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And a bookshop with an inspiring mural…

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And watching fire-engines go by while we waited our turn…

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And then we had time to chat and watch her work…

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“Can you draw me a mouse?”

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Chitter Chatter…

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“And what about a dragon?” She will indeed draw a dragon and you can learn How to Draw a Dragon too!!!

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“But of course!!!”

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And who knows the things your kids can talk about… and the funny things they have to say…

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And a group photograph to commemorate the great event!!!

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And then there were treats to eat…

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Indeed a very special tea-party!!!

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And of course the reading of books…

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Pages and pages of them…

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And a memory in our sketchbook… how precious is that!!!

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Emily Gravett is quite as lovely in person as she is in her books: funny, thoughtful, just delightful!!! She has a wonderful website full of brilliant activities and heaps of printables… And she has a new book coming out… so watch this space!!!

Thank-you to PanMacmillan South Africa for the invitation to the event.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Zoe // Sep 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

    woo hoo! Looks like a tremendous day! SO glad for you guys :)
    Zoe´s last blog post ..2 books which shouldn’t be shelved: High Times and Swan Lake

  • 2 se7en // Sep 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Hay Zoe, Isn’t it wonderful… not often one of our favourite authors ventures so far down south!!! We were very excited to meet her!!!

  • 3 irene // Sep 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    that looks like the cutest drawing ever – EVER!!!
    that would get framed on a wall somewhere in my house, don’t know baout yours :)

  • 4 Amy - International Book Giving Day // Sep 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    How cool! She is one of my very favorite living authors! Look at that dragon — amazing!
    Amy – International Book Giving Day´s last blog post ..We Look Forward to 2013!

  • 5 se7en // Sep 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Hi Irene… To be sure, isn’t it awesome!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!!

  • 6 se7en // Sep 27, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Hi Amy, How cool indeed… not often we get to meet one of our all time favourites visiting in Cape Town!!! Very Special!!!

  • 7 Tammy // Sep 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    So much fun!

  • 8 se7en // Sep 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Hay Tammy, so much fun indeed!!! There is nothing like meeting the author to have a favourite become an absolute best!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 9 a huge se7en + 1 FAN!!!!! // Sep 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    ohhhh how exciting and wonderful!!!!!!

  • 10 se7en // Sep 27, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Love when you stop by – Huge fan of Se7en +1!!! You always make me smile!!!

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