Dolores Keaveney, Children’s Picture Book Author/Illustrator
I really enjoyed my NationwideRTE event. I have to say that it was the best thing I ever did. I have had so many fantastic comments and lots of book sales. I met two of the most wonderful people the videographers Matt and Marian and it was a wonderful day.
I must talk about Huwie himself. When we first met him in Huwie the Apple Tree, I admit I was taken aback by his appearance as a matchstick boy; being used to Dolores’ free-following, illustrative imagery in her other books. I expected Huwie to appear in more “person” form. But…this is perfect. First of all, that he doesn’t have all the detailed features doesn’t distract from the natural world around; the fields, trees, flowers. Also, the reader gets the feeling that Huwie could look like anyone; could in fact be anyone…you or me, someone we know or have met. And this sense of Huwie as an “everyman” (or “everychild” if you like) kind of character adds much to the story. It invites the reader to enter into his world, which is our world, and really be there. And, of course, that’s what we really want in a book. Check it out here in my shop here ……it is running out fast.
DEE THE BEE …..PUBLISHED BY STARFISHBAY PUBLISHING AUSTRALIA
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