Simon James book giveaway and interview

Plymouth Bookstart Bear has been a very busy bear this September. We have a brand new library card featuring a design for children from award winning author and illustrator Simon James.

Simon kindly took the time to answer some questions from a certain nosy bear.

What inspired you to write George Flies South?

I was in France, I was sitting outside a café in an avenue of trees and I saw a nest in one of the trees across the road. I thought wouldn’t it be funny if a bird fell out of a nest and on top of a car and the car drove away. I drew a little series of drawings about that happening. And then years later I came across that sketchbook and thought, I still like that idea.

Would you ever write a book about bears?

No. I will never write a book about bears because there are simply just too many – there are not many blue bears though, I might have to reconsider that!

Are you working on any new books?

Yes, I’m working on a book called Nurse Clementine, which is about a girl who has always wanted to be a Nurse and likes to bandage everything. She has a little brother who really doesn’t want to be bandaged!

Thanks again to Simon for answering our questions.

And now another giveaway…

Walker Books have kindly donated a signed hardback copy of George Flies South. One lucky blog reader will receive the book and a George Flies South library card free of charge. All you have to do is email us your name, address and library membership number to by Friday 14 October to enter. The winner will be picked at random.


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  1. Pingback: Win a signed book by Simon James | Parents Guide To Plymouth

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