It was flowers galore at the launch of Dandelions at Newcastle City Library yesterday. Written by Katrina McKelvey and illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan, it was lovely to see these two local mums launch their first book together.
Long-time friends, they described their journey to publication from initial concept to published book.
After heartfelt thankyous to both their families and friends, Kirrili introduced a little girl Poppy on whom the illustrations were based.
It was then time for Katrina to read her book Dandelions to the packed room.
This was followed by yummy food, dandelion-themed craft and book signings.
Dandelions is a wonderful book about a girl and her father and of course dandelions. It’s a timely reminder of the importance of slowing down and spending time bonding with your children. I recently reviewed this lovely book on my blog along with a Q&A with Katrina about her journey to publication.
Congratulations Katrina and Kirrili on your first book collaboration! I can’t wait to see further work from you both.