Marketing a Winter book in a heatwave!

Phew! We’re in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK. It’s blisteringly hot ( for us!) and a very hostile environment for a snowman. Yet my task is to promote my Winter tale Rupert’s Snowman! The lawn is parched, the paddling pool constantly being topped up with water as it evaporates rapidly. TheContinue reading “Marketing a Winter book in a heatwave!”

Q and A with Rupert

Empathy is the ability to be aware of, understand and be sensitive to the feelings, thoughts and experiences of another and to express that understanding through a supportive response. Studies show that around two years of age children start to show genuine empathy, understanding how others feel even when they don’t feel the same wayContinue reading “Q and A with Rupert”

Books to help start conversations with kids

The Snowman in Rupert’s Snowman represents anybody who doesn’t want to be left out in the cold. You can use my book to start conversation about your child’s friendships especially the trickier ones. Rupert’s concern for Frosty in the story can be a great introduction to the concept of empathy, his kind act is atContinue reading “Books to help start conversations with kids”