Well, actually I’m not, but my book is and it will be read by the amazing actress Suranne Jones (of Dr Foster fame) on Friday 15 December at 6.50 pm on CBeebies. That’s tomorrow! I’m so excited. I’ve had to keep this quiet for a long time as I found out by accident when the BBC Pronunciation Department (who knew?) emailed me to find out how to say my name. That was way back in April so I presume the reading was filmed then, though judging from the photo they have definitely got into the wintery mood with snowy clouds and even the Snow Queen’s ice palace in the background!
The illustrator, Maddie Frost, has done such a gorgeous job on the illustrations and I’m so happy for her that they get to be seen up close on screen. All her textures are scanned in from a variety of different materials and found objects which makes her work unique. I love it.
So I’m getting ready to put on my dressing gown and slippers, grab my hot cocoa and enjoy. But I won’t be going to sleep – oh no. I’ll be watching it another fifty million times first!