My amazing Taiwan publisher for the Mr Panda books, Monster in the Hood and Green Lizards Vs Red Rectangles invited me to Taipei for a whirlwind book tour! The tour was incredible. What made this tour truly unforgettable were the delicious doughnuts. No, I’m kidding. What made it truly unforgettable was the people.
Over the course of one week I met so, so many amazing people.
I was interviewed by children's TV presenter 劉清彥 - 阿達叔叔 (Uncle Ada) at the Taipei International Book Fair. I was also interviewed (twice) by Parenting Reading - one interview was for their magazine and the other interview was live on air. Parenting Reading are also the publisher of the Betty Goes Bananas series. I held two signings at the book fair where I met so many friendly people, including Conrad and Joey from Parent Shop, Hong Kong. Conrad interviewed me about Mr Panda (video below).
I visited the European School (where I held two drawing workshops) and two huge libraries: The Taipei National Library and Kaohsiung Public Library. I also held an event at Eslite Book Store, which is massive! And I also held a fun workshop at Little House Books in Kaohsiung.
Oh, I also took Swindon Library's little teddy, George, with me. George visits schools all over Swindon to share his diary of adventures and love of books, and what an adventure this was!
Below are a selection of photos and videos from the tour. I will add more photos to this blog soon.