Little Meerkat’s Letter Arrives Home

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Little Meerkat needed a boost to reach the postbox.

Featured Book: Little Meerkat

Spilling Ink’s World Read Aloud Day (#WRAD15) featured book is Little Meerkat, a gorgeous picture book written by Aleesah Darlison, illustrated by Shannon Melville, and published by Wombat Books. You can buy a copy here.

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Read the earlier posts (or go to #LittleMeerkat on Twitter) to see how Ali played free-wheeling Fairy Godmother to a Little Meerkat with a BIG hunger for adventure.

Author Interview

I asked Aleesah a couple of questions about reading aloud for World Read Aloud Day 2015.

  • If she could listen to anyone reading a story, who and what would it be?
  • Does she do impersonations when she reads aloud?

Aleesah: “If I could have someone read aloud to me it would be Charles Dickens reading one of his own books.

And I’m terrible at impersonations but my favourite character to impersonate is probably Pipp Puggle from my first picture book, Puggle’s Problem. I hope Little Meerkat is behaving himself. You’ve been so good taking him everywhere.”

Thanks, Aleesah. Dickens–What a great choice! And I’m pretty awful at impersonations too, but it doesn’t stop me from having a go!

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