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Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was a naturalist and nature artist. She studied insects, flowers, and animals in various parts of the world, publishing her findings in a series of illustrated volumes. Here are some of Merian's celebrated illustrations in biscuit form. 🍪
I'm on a London bus. A stressed woman gets on with 3 small children, no/very little English & cash. Clearly from abroad. The driver tells her she can't pay with that and has to use a card. Immediately 2 women get up with their cards & pay her fare. Decent folk everywhere 😊
Well Scotland, you were an absolute stunner! What a holiday. In other news, the dog learned to confidently climb staircases while we were away and now we need to dig out the old stair gate as he is obsessed with going up them 🙄
Today was the day I FINALLY made it to the GLORIOUS @bookshopbridprt and met the wonderful @bridportbooks!!! It is an absolute JEWEL of a bookshop, such a dreamy selection, so it would have been rude not to pick a few to come home with me…
Celebrating #PaperbackBookDay by sending out tonnes of lovely Clara Claus proofs to bookshops across the UK 🎁 Clara Claus Saves Christmas by @BonnieMrsBBH and @Munkey_Pants is coming this October. Pre-order 👉 https://t.co/ITeqjeSEbB
@KatePoels @MissBellPrimary @_Reading_Rocks_ @Fi_BGB @hwigray @JakeIllustrate @MrEagletonIan @mrjamesmayhew @gumdraw Thanks lovely Kate! Also check out Betsy Buglove saves the Bees by @CathJacobNews and Lucy Fleming!
@MissBellPrimary @_Reading_Rocks_ I would highly recommend #setsuko by @Fi_BGB and @hwigray #WeWantOurBooks by @JakeIllustrate #nen by @MrEagletonIan and @mrjamesmayhew #ThePet by @Emmett_Cath and @gumdraw just to get you started. Happy reading!!!
I feel so lucky, when I was at uni they were considered ‘international’, not ‘national’ or ‘local’. The world for kids today being made ever smaller. Grim.
Hear hear, and can we stop labelling children's comics / graphic novels as 'the easy read' purely because folk who are labelling them like that haven't actually read any modern children's comics or GNs.