This lovely thing landed on my doorstep last week. 🙂 ‘Astro Poetica’, a volume of charming poems about space written by Dom Conlon, with some pictures by me. It’s full of love and fun and aliens and planets and solar systems..and I managed to sneak my cat in there somewhere too.
As well as being a rather beautiful, nice to hold thing ‘Astro’ is the first time I’ve seen myself in print. And, by gum, I think I look rather good. (My work, obviously. Not actual me.) I’m immodestly pleased with myself. And with Dom. I think we did good. And to think, when Dom asked me to illustrate it I said “Don’t you think you should ask someone who knows what they’re doing?” I’m pleased he ignored me.
I think children will love this book. I hope they read the ‘Things to Think’ and ‘Things to Do’ sections and write some poetry of their own. I have a child on loan at the moment, so I’ll be testing it out later. I know adults will like it, because I do and I am one.
‘Astro Poetica’ is published by Dom Conlon. If you look here Domconlon.com you’ll find lots of free and lovely stories and poems for children.
You can get a copy of ‘Astro Poetica’ from Amazon. It is also available on Kindle from Amazon or for your ipad from itunes and there is a rather lovely limited edition hardback version, which has extra content (also on Amazon).