Nestle back and listen – I just did – Swapna Haddow is really good on different voices!
From Swapna Haddow:
All I remember ever wanting to do as a child was to be able to run the wrong way up a slide. And when I finally managed that, at the age of seven and three-quarters, my dream was to be a writer.
When I was eight years old I wrote my first book. I wish now that I had saved my finished novella because I can barely remember what it was about. It seemed like a good idea at the time to trade it in for two stickers and a couple of marbles. I have been an aspiring children’s writer ever since.
However, I took a six year detour into Medicine but decided at the end it was not for me. I probably should have left a lot earlier as I have always been squeamish of blood and not all that keen on early starts.
One good thing did come of my university years; I had my first taste of being published. I wrote a paper for the Balint Society on my experiences as a student psychotherapist and though it was incredibly boring, I did get a free holiday to Lisbon and more importantly, it stoked the fires in my heart for seeing my work in print.
You can read more about Swapna and discover all her fabulous books here
You can spot her books on the shelf behind her!
Paula suggest some rabbit things you might like to try:
You might like to do some rabbit drawings, painting, collages, comic strips
You might like to write a rabbit poem or make up a rabbit story or rabbit fable.
With parental permission you can send me videos (embed on YouTube or Vimeo) and audios (MP3 or MP4).
Do you have a rabbit you could video and then make up a rabbit poem or story about it?
You could write a wee postcard letter to Swadna and i can post on blog
You can also
Try my thank our supermarket workers challenge
Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge
Listen to hear me read my poem ‘Lick Lick Riff’ and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge
Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge
There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nag me as I may have missed it.