Archive for February, 2010

Hold On Tight Stripy Horse!

Hold on Tight, Stripy Horse

Our new Stripy Horse picture book is almost out!

Its a stormy, high-flying tale, with thrills and spills, flamingos and parrots and a daring river rescue…

We’ll be visiting a couple of lovely independent bookshops in the next few weeks for storytimes and drawing fun. Do come along – we’d love to see you!

Saturday 5th March, Kirkdale Books, Sydenham 10.30am – more details here

Saturday 13th March, The Book Hive, Norwich 10.30am – more details here

Hold on Tight, Stripy Horse!

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Stripy Horse’s Shop Comes to Sydenham

Brr! – its been a chilly January, but we’ve been keeping warm and busy. On Thursday, we went along to the latest Lewisham school to be visited by Stripy Horse’s Bric-a-Brac Shop, and talked about our stories and illustrations.

The Punchdrunk Enrichment theatre company have been working closely with schools to re-create fabulous versions of the shop from the book, inside previously empty classrooms. Their project weaves together drama workshops, story telling and a large helping of magic to inspire reading for enjoyment and encourage children to create their own writing and art.

We all crowded into the shop at Kelvin Grove School in Sydenham to hear Mr Weevil’s special story, complete with spooky lighting and sound effects – it was a truly magical experience. As it’s almost impossible to describe exactly how it feels to be there, here are some photos so you can see for yourselves. But the real thing is so much better!…

Jim&KarenOutsideShop

You can find out more details about the shop installation and Punchdrunk’s incredible work here and on our website here.

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