Thursday, 10 September 2009

Doubly Amazing

Penguin and the New Baby was one of the first picture books I had published.
I was talking to an editor on the phone about a completely different ms I'd submitted
and she said she was desperate for some picture books.
I 'wrote' 2 Penguin books there and then over the phone!
Unfortunately, that publisher went bankrupt before the hardback editions were published
but the paperback rights had been sold and they were published in 1992.
Yes, seventeen years ago - so I was amazed to see a recent review!
The second amazing thing is it was reviewed by a young girl taking part in
Premier's Summer Reading Challenge 2008-9
in Western Australia.
I've not shown her name, but here's what she said:
Penguin and the New Baby by Pat Posner and Alison Finch
I read Penguin and the New Baby written by Pat Posner
and illustrated by Alison Finch.
They had a new baby in the house and Penguin was sad because the baby cried a lot.
Then they went to the park and Penguin got to sit on the front of the pram.
Every one crowed the baby. The baby cried again.
When they went back home they feed the baby again
and the baby smiled at penguin.
I liked this story because they get a new baby in their house and because the baby smiles at Penguin.
Girl age 6 from Kinross 14 January 2009