Friday, 5 May 2017
Look What's Arrived!
In these days of email and texting, I don't tend to get that much ordinary, through-the-letterbox mail. Still the odd bill. No letters though, which is a shame, as I used to love writing and receiving old-fashioned, pen-and-paper letters. Hey ho. What I do receive now and then though, is a parcel. Lovely! Especially when it's a ring-the-doorbell, postman-on-the-doorstep kind of parcel.
Don't you just love opening parcels?
I had a pretty good idea what was inside this one as soon as I saw the Hachette logo on the label. Which made it even more exciting, because, inside was two copies of my brand new book with Julia Jarman:
Class One Farmyard Fun is a sequel to Class Two at the Zoo and Class Three all at Sea. All very funny, about school trips which go horribly wrong.
A short while before any book hits the shops, the author and illustrator are sent 'advance' copies. There are two because one is the hardback and one is the paperback.
The hardback comes out first. That is published on May 18th - less than 2 weeks! Then the paperback follows, on August 10th.
So folks, get your orders in!