Hey, it’s me: Mina May. Using my Mum’s account again! Here’s the thing. Lately (because I’m in year 9) we’ve been asked a lot about what we want to be when we’re older … Now, I’m one of those people who want to be something new every week. When I was 6, I wanted to be … Continue reading
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Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop
Last time I blogged, it was about a Scottish Hilltop. This time, it’s about a Welsh one! Weird! Blame my Mum. She’s just about to publish a book called ‘Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop’. She loves hilltops. To be honest, so do I. I did all the pictures. It didn’t take me as long as ‘Wendy … Continue reading
Scottish Surprises, Artists and Hilltops!
This summer holiday, our family went to Scotland so that we could appear at the ‘Edinburgh Book Festival’. First thing to say: Scotland is STUNNING! We climbed lots of mountains, went for long walks, and saw lots of red deer and rare birds. We also saw Michael Morpurgo and Malorie Blackman (but I was too … Continue reading
Why I Do and Don’t want to be Grown-Up!?!
Wendy Quill (the main character in the books I illustrated) is constantly writing lists – so I thought I’d join in the fun by writing my own list. This one’s about why I DO and why I DON’T want to be a grown up. Here goes: WHY I DO WANT TO BE A GROWN UP You … Continue reading
Cambridge Young People’s Film Festival!!!
Last week, I was a ‘special guest’ for the first time ever! It will probably won’t happen again. But it was such great fun. It was at the ‘Cambridge Young People’s Film Festival’ in this lovely place called The Corn Exchange …. 1200 people were watching, including lots of children, teachers and parents, and it … Continue reading
Festivals and things ….
Wow!!! Wychwood Festival the other week was awesome! We saw loads of cool people there: writers like Jo Nadin, Jo Cotterill & John Dougherty …… And, wait for it …., we even saw Mr Tumble and his body guards!!!! (This photo makes me laugh. I couldn’t find my camera in time, so even though he’s … Continue reading
Mina May’s Blue Peter Badge!!!!
Heya! So I’m totally new to Girlsheartbooks and I’m super excited about it! I am just going to quickly introduce myself before I start my post. Ok, so I am 13 years old, and I am an illustrator for the Wendy Quill book series which I started when I was ten. And I’ve also got … Continue reading
There’s a FASHION DISASTER brewing!!!
Everyone lives in fear of being a ‘fashion disaster’. Especially when they’re out trying to be ‘cool’ with their friends. But fashion disasters happen all the time. And parents are normally the ones to blame. Now, I’m sure you’ve all got your own examples …. and the first ones probably happened when you were very, very young. Like … Continue reading
Lovely Unexpected Things …
Don’t you just love it when the unexpected happens? Well, it happened to me to me the other week. Near some toilets, just by the stairs. You see, I’d been invited to this fancy book do in London and had gone along with my best friend – Claire. We’d managed to catch the right train, … Continue reading
Winners of the Wendy Quill Competition
Dear Frankie Blincoe Deval, Fi Clark and Sorrel Fenelon – sorry that all the crocodiles’ bottom cakes have been eaten up, but HOORAY AND HUGE CONGRATULATIONS for winning a copy of WENDY QUILL IS A CROCODILE’S BOTTOM!!! It should be winging it’s way in the post as I write. We hope it makes you giggle-wheeze … Continue reading