Where does Polly go on Holiday? Well, earlier this year Polly took a break and visited foreign lands. So where did she go? She left South Africa and headed for her first stop – Ireland. Here she stayed with Jann’s family in Northern Ireland. Look what Polly found on the banks of Lough Neagh. A Little … More Where does Polly go on Holiday?
I can’t wait to meet Polly tonight. St Benedict’s Junior Prep is having their Pirate Play this evening with Polly on stage. The grades 1-3 have been practising all term and tonight I actually get a chance to meet Polly. Doesn’t Polly look so colourful, and I adore those feet. If you want to take … More Can’t wait to meet Polly tonight.
It is always lovely to get feedback from parents who buys your books for their kids, after all the age group I write for can’t exactly do it for themselves. So I was delighted to receive this picture of two youngsters colouring in their Toucane and the Rubbish Rangers books. Hope they enjoy listening … More Toucane’s Colouring in Reader for Little Ones
Yes I was there, at the South African Children’s Book Fair last weekend and look who came to visit: Arthie Moore, Jan Roberts and Frayne Mathijs. Plus I met a very special Gogo (grandmother), Jabulile who runs a reading club for children in Johannesburg Central – Dobsonville and the CNA characters.
We’ve all seen the pictures, haven’t we? You know the ones of poor African kids in the news headlines and probably thought “Another plea another African begging bowl. BUT, when you see it close up and personal it brings on a whole new meaning. I visited the Laura Vicuna Education Center in Ennerdale (Southern Johannesburg, … More What Can I Do?
The South African Children’s Book Fair. I can’t believe I will be presenting a workshop – The Bully is not Your Friend – at this event in only my second year as an author. I even have the passes to prove it, ha,ha,ha. So if you are passing the Dome this weekend, come along and … More South African Children’s Book Fair
YES 1000 BOOKS! I had to go back and count twice but yes I have sold 1000 books in South Africa. Michelle Richarson, your generous donation to 1st Ed School included my 1000th book and a gift will be coming to you soon. The Polly’s Piralympics Series seems to have been a hit in both … More 1000 BOOKS!
Yes, I along with Cora Groenwald and Evadeen Brickwood will be in the Eastern Cape from the 18-21st June visiting all manner of schools in East London, King Williamstown, Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth with our Schools Reading Road Show. SRRS. Look out for us and give us a wave if you see us in your … More Roadtrip? Did anyone say Roadtrip?
So, Polly was back after a bit of a break overseas, and she visited 1st Ed School in South Johannesburg and oh what a reception she received. Although Polly normally talks to younger pupils (Gr2-5) at 1st Ed she spoke to the whole school (including grade 9’s – yep grade 9’s!) The kids were responsive … More Polly visited 1st Ed School in South Johannesburg
This is the week that was part 3 Oh my goodness what a week, and it ended on an amazing two-day high at the St Benedict’s Embrace Conference where I was giving a workshop and launching the Schools Reading Road Show (SRRS) a concept I came up with about 6 months ago when I decided … More This is the week that was… part3 – Embrace Head Teacher’s Conference