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Story Time Sunflowers with Fiona Woodcock…

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning with the family; Storytime Sunday at The Bright Emporium with the very talented author and illustrator of Hiding Heidi, Fiona Woodcock

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Fiona began with a reading from her beautifully illustrated picture book which evokes real feelings of nostalgia for anyone who was a child during the late 1970′s/early 80′s. The artwork is so exquisitely stylised with a memorable, stand out colour palette and designed in such a thoughtful way; think Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins for that clever design and use of colour or A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated Betty Fraser for style, texture and little details.

After story time, Fiona hosted a mini workshop, where children could design their own sofa for the little Heidi character from the story, and make a sunflower disguise like the image from the book.

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We’d like to thank Fiona for such a well thought out craft workshop, and for a thoroughly enjoyable morning for both adults and children! Thanks also to the families who came along — we look forward to seeing you again!

In July Fiona held the official book launch for Hiding Heidi at the Bright Emporium withSimon and Schuster and you can read more about it here.

There was also a great blog tour from some of the top  book bloggers in the business, including Picture Books Blogger and Library Mice which you can read about here.

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You can buy framed prints of artwork by Fiona as seen in the picture above — more details here, and to keep up to date with events simply follow The Bright Emporium onTwitter and Instagram.

If you’d like to work with Fiona Woodcock for children’s publishing, please contact Managing Agent, Alli Brydon.

For Art Licensing enquiries, please get in touch with Senior Agent, Hannah Curtis.

Next Storytime Sunday…

With the Summer Olympics in full flow, we are very excited to be welcoming Marta Kissi, illustrator of an already best-selling children’s picture book: Ready Steady Mo!


You can book your family ticket here. And click here for more information on story times at The Bright Emporium.

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