Posted by: gillarbuthnott | April 17, 2012

Lost at the Zoo!

Hooray! Here it is at last: my first picture book. Lost at the Zoo, written by me and illustrated by Joanne Nethercott comes out this week. I’m thrilled to have my name on a picture book – it’s something that until recently I never would have thought I could write and something that I’ve really enjoyed working on. The challenges are just as difficult as those involved in writing a novel – more difficult if anything. Joanne has made a marvellous job of bringing Rory the mouse and all the other featured animals to life. (I’m terribly envious of people who can draw, since I’m beyond awful at it.)

Lost at the Zoo, which is published by Floris Books in their Picture Kelpies range, is the story of Rory the mouse who – you guessed it – gets lost at Edinburgh Zoo when he falls out of his owner’s pocket. He encounters lots of the zoo animals as he tries to find his way back to Sam.

To launch the book, I’m taking part in the Picture Kelpies event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Saturday 21st April at 10.30 along with several other authors and illustrators. Why not come along to meet Rory and hear his story?

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