Tags: Bookazine Children's Bookfest, Chinese Calendar Tales, The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, The Year of the Rooster
Many thanks to Thing 1 and Thing 2 (a.k.a. Shonee and Arti Mirchandani above) and Clemence (top left) at Bookazine for inviting me to their fabulous Bookazine Children’s Bookfest on Sunday morning! After a fun Facebook Interview with Little Steps Hong Kong (Where’s Wally above :)), a huge host of kids, mums and dads were entertained with LOADS of story readings by the Hong Kong Talespinners (middle far right), Gregory March with his wonderful new yoga book for kids, The Dog who Chased His Tail (middle third from left), Ellen Ng and Assia Bennani (Hong Kong A to Z), Matthew Cooper (Black Rain Day), Bhakti Mathur (Amma Tell Me series) and last but not least, me with my Tale of Rickshaw Rooster from The Chinese Calendar Tales! We even had a Facebook interview with a lovely journalist from Little Steps Hong Kong, dressed as Wally (middle second from left)! It was SO much fun! There are tons more fabulous photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/bookfestbybookazine/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1412166398843876!
Tags: Bookazine Princes Building, The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, The Year of the Rooster
If you’re as excited as I am to get rid of that mischievous Monkey and start a brand new, fabulous Year of the Rooster, then what better way to celebrate than to come to the Hong Kong Launch of my latest book, illustrated by Harry Harrison – The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster! It’s a hilariously funny story about a noisy, cocky but very loyal Rooster who dares to take on all the foreign very-important-people at Shanghai’s Annual Race! You’re going to love it! See your official invitation below. Don’t forget to RSVP with Bookazine on email@example.com or phone 2522-1785 or register on Face Book at https://www.facebook.com/events/1844568015815956/ as numbers are limited…
See you there with your finest feathers on!
Tags: Bookazine Princes Building, BuyABookGiveABook
I had a wonderful time at the Hong Kong launch of Room To Read’s BuyABookGiveABook campaign last night at Bookazine in Princes Building! For the rest of September, when you buy any of 50 fabulous titles at one of Bookazines stores at Princes Building, Exchange Square, Lyndhurst Terrace, Repulse Bay or the Shui On Centre, a local language book for a child in an underdeveloped country will be funded by Bookazine! These books include titles by Hong Kong’s Room To Read Writer Ambassadors Bhakti Mhatur, Nury Vittachi and myself 🙂 , Kids Fest books, and books by Room To Read founder John Woods (see top right!). All books included in the campaign have a fun sticker attached to help you find them.
John Woods gave an inspiring talk about the fabulous work Room To Read are doing, reaching literacy targets ahead of time in their quest to end illiteracy for all children, everywhere. Read more about Room To Read’s amazing work building libraries and schools, and publishing local language books, for kids in underdeveloped countries (and find out how you can get involved) here: http://www.roomtoread.org/
If you’d like to support the BuyABookGiveABook campaign, just pop along to one of the above Bookazine stores this September! You can update your collection of Sarah Brennan books at the same time 🙂 !
Tags: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, The Tale of Chester Choi, The Tale of Rodney Ram
This afternoon I had the huge pleasure of meeting some kids, mums and dads and students from Yew Chung College at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum! There were two story readings (The Tale of Chester Choi and The Tale of Rodney Ram), with book signings after and a chance to meet the audience! Many thanks to Annette Lo and Kitty But from the Museum for hosting a great afternoon!
Tags: Chinese Calendar Tales, Growhouse, Hong Kong Young Readers International Literary Festival 2016, The Tale of Ming Kee Monkey
On Sunday morning I had a fabulous time introducing my mischievous Ming Kee Monkey to a lovely bunch of kiddies and their parents at Growhouse in Duddell Street, Central, for the Hong Kong Young Readers International Literary Festival! Many thanks to my hosts Phillipa Milne at the Lit Fest, and Matt Steele of Growhouse!
Tags: Chinese Calendar Tales, Growhouse, Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival, The Tale of Ming Kee Monkey
Ming Kee Monkey and I are appearing at the Hong Kong International Young Readers Literary Festival this weekend on Sunday, 13th March from 10am to 11am at G/F Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street / 22 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong! If you want to meet my monkey and hear her tale of mischief, mayhem and the getting of wisdom, then make sure to book at http://www.eventbee.com/v/yrf2015/event?eid=179136194 ! We look forward to meeting you there! Here below is Harry Harrison’s fantastic poster for the Festival!,