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 email@example.com by Friday 14 October to enter. The winner will be picked at random.