Wow! That was fun!

March 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rhonda and I hopped into Kennedy School today to visit 900 rampant rabbits and bouncing bunnies (a.k.a. carrot-crunching kids)!! Thanks to Michelle Sarjana, all the wonderful staff and above all, the Kennedy kids! I had a fantastic time!

Meet Matthew: author, illustrator and Grade 3 kid at QBS

March 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

One of the best parts of my job is meeting truly talented kids! Here is Matthew, a Grade 3 student at Quarry Bay School, who I met during my fabulous visit there this week. He’s written and illustrated lots of books – here is one! Well done Matthew – you’re an inspiration! And hello all you QBS kids who’ve been visiting my blog – I look forward to your competition entries!

What a Hoppy Visit to Shatin Junior School!

March 28, 2011 at 8:17 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Rhonda Rabbit and I had such a happy day last Thursday and today visiting all the hoppy bunnies of Grades 1 and 2 at Shatin Junior School! They were all such fun, and luckily most of them were dog people (and if you don’t know what that means or why that’s important you need to read my Tale of Rhonda Rabbit!) Thanks SJS staff and students!

Are you simply bursting with excitement now that Spring is here?

March 26, 2011 at 9:21 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 

Spring is here, and holidays are round the bend, and best of all, the swimming pools are filling up!! If you are so happy that you could jump for joy, then you REALLY NEED my new Wicked Word to tell everyone just how you’re feeling! So go to my Wicked Word page right away for a fizzy new word that’s perfect for Spring!

The Haiku for Spring competition is Hotting Up!

March 26, 2011 at 8:17 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Wow! In the last week I’ve received over 50 fabulous entries into my Haiku for Spring Competition from the students of Christian Alliance International School in Hong Kong – as well as entries from Singapore, Shanghai and other great schools in Hong Kong! So if you haven’t got your entry in yet, you’d better get hopping! See my Clever Competitions page above for all the details.

Pollux Books at Ap Lei Chau was great!

March 26, 2011 at 8:13 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A bunch of bouncing bunnies came to hear me tell the story of  Rhonda Rabbit and the mightly Emperor Qin Shi Huang at Pollux Books at Ap Lei Chau on Friday:- we had so much fun! Thanks Joan and Tabbie and the teachers and kids of The Peak Montessori School for a lovely morning!

Helloooooo Renaissance College kids!

March 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Rhonda and I had so much fun today at Renaissance College! Thanks to Shirley Chan and Andrea Walker for a fabulous day! And I look forward to seeing lots of entries from you all in my Clever Competition this month!

Here’s me with some Renaissance College fans in the library after the sessions!

Thank you Singapore International School Hong Kong!

March 21, 2011 at 10:02 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thank you to the wonderful kids and staff of SIS for a fantastic day today, and especially to their wonderful librarian Fanny Kwok! Rhonda Rabbit and I bounced in for some great reading sessions, and I also met an author who was only 8 years old when his book was published!! See my next post for all the details!

You’re never too young to be a published author!

March 21, 2011 at 10:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Introducing Joseph K. S. Chan, a Grade 3 student who I met today at SIS. He showed me his amazing book called The Simple Guide to Extinct Primates (that’s monkeys and apes to you and me!) which was published this year by KidPubPress in the United States. Joseph spent the entire last summer holidays researching and writing the book, when he was just 8 years old! Joseph tells me that the book is available on Amazon.com if you’d like to buy it! I think that’s just fantastic. What an inspiration to all you other budding authors out there! And you can practise your writing by entering my new Clever Competition right away – see the Competition page above for all the details! Thanks Joseph – it was an honour to meet you.

Here’s the information on Amazon about Joseph’s book:

Product Description

About the Book
Primates are widespread, ranging all around the world except for the North and South Poles. They possibly originated from the late Cretaceous, when the dinosaurs still existed. This illustrated book is your guide to primates who have become extinct.

About the Author
Domain: Eukarya; Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Subphylum: Vertebrata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Primata; Suborder: Haplorrhini; Infraorder: Simiiformes; Family: Hominidae; Genus: Homo; Species: Homo sapiens; Subspecies: Homo sapiens sapiens; Ethnic group: Chinese; Surname: Chan; Full name: Chan Kat Shiu Joseph; Year of birth: 2002; Place of residence: Hong Kong

 

Spring has sprung…and so has a new Competition!

March 20, 2011 at 10:20 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The weather’s getting warmer at last, trees are blossoming, birds are nesting and Easter holidays are just around the corner! So what better subject for my new Clever Competition than A Haiku for Spring! See my Competition page above for all the details. NB – this competition is a short and sweet one! With holidays coming up quickly, you have just 3 weeks to get your entry in! The deadline is FRIDAY 8TH APRIL. So get out your pen, put on your imagination hat, and spring into action!

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