Welcome to tygertale, a blog about brilliant children’s books. It’s a subject that just so happens to coincide with the thing I am currently avoiding – writing a children’s book.
Tygertale is named after the children’s book I’m writing, a comic sort-of sci fi adventure thing (nice pitch). The lead character Tyger is a bad girl in the scurrilous tradition of Pippi Longstocking, Beryl the Peril and Marmalade Atkins.
It’s also the name of those fantastic balloons that whizz around the room, screaming.
My day job is producing arts documentaries (or ‘films’ as we grandly call them) and writing proposals. These lovingly crafted treatments are read by an audience of up to four very important people. So not much different to this blog then. Here I am doing my job, talking to the children’s laureate Chris Riddell in his garden. You can see more from his laureate’s log here.
The other images are taken from one of the children’s books that saved my life, Dr. Seuss’s Hop on Pop, one of the first books I learnt to read. Or is that learned to read? Either way, I’m still learning to write.
The rights of all images on the site belong to the authors /publishers / estates / whatever, and not me. Any objections please let me know and I’ll take them down, to be replaced with crude copies produced by my children.
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