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

September 26th, 2012 · 20 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…


And the World of Stories…


And a bookshop with an inspiring mural…


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


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


“Can you draw me a mouse?”


Chitter Chatter…


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


“But of course!!!”


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


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


And then there were treats to eat…

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Indeed a very special tea-party!!!


And of course the reading of books…


Pages and pages of them…


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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