The shop (which is a children's book fan's paradise!) was packed with young giraffe spotters who watched Claire draw (scroll down for a pic!) while they listened to our story - they even let us paint their cheeky faces.
We've loved visiting schools in Hampton and Crouch End, larking about with very magic markers, face paint and ossicones. Yes, ossicones - those knobbly horns on the top of a giraffe's head. Thanks to all who joined the fun, and to Hannah and Elisa at Simon & Schuster who helped it all run smoothly.
I was lucky enough to see a giant panda and red pandas at Edinburgh Zoo this summer when I travelled up to take part in the Book Festival (another huge bit of luck!), so I'm all about pandas right now.
My latest book is now out as part of OUP's brilliant Story Sparks reading scheme. Bam and Red is illustrated by Ashley King, and it is completely gorgeous!
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