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Natalie and Alphonse’s Books
From I Do Not Like Books Anymore!
In I Do Not Like Books Anymore! Natalie and Alphonse decide to make their own books, which we see on the endpapers. The only problem is, we don’t get to read the stories or find out why Eric Goes to Sea, what’s so magic about The Magic Pigeon or what exactly Natalie and Alphonse’s Emergency is!
When the book came out I ran some workshops where children made up some wonderful stories to go inside Natalie and Alphonse’s books. I made blank books (with only front covers) for children to complete, using a simple foldable template. Someone on Instagram suggested I post the pdfs online for people to download and print, so here they are! You can also download folding instructions below.
From The Girl with the Parrot on her Head
When my first book, The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, was published, I did lots of workshops where children could decide what kind of animal they’d like on their heads – and then make it and wear it (above are the very excellent Girl with the Bat on her Head and Girl with the Tasmanian Devil on her Head).
I made an activity sheet with instructions, still available from Walker Books’ PictureBookParty site.