Went to the pop up Festival of Stories in Coram Fields, London at the weekend. It was great! Lots of children's book characters and illustrators signing books. There were the creators of Rastamouse, Genevieve Webster and Michael De Souza singing 'nuff' tunes, Axel Scheffler, illustrator of the Gruffalo and I HAD to hang around for a cinnamon biscuit at a Moomin Tea party -I love Tove Jansson's magical characters! Ok, so I was the only adult there who didn't work at the event or had kids, but it was a great afternoon which confirmed to me how important illustration is in the world of children's books. It also reminded me that reading children's books when I was young was the start of my interest in illustration as a career.