Going to a book launch is one of my favourite things to do. On Sunday we were lucky enough to attend the launch of Cate Whittle's first book, Trouble At Home.
The book launch was hosted by one of my favourite bookshops, Harry Hartog and the fabulous Tania McCartney gave Cate and her new book a wonderful introduction.
Cate then introduced us to Trouble At Home by reading the first chapter to us all.
Ages and ages ago - about two weeks since next Thursday - a giant green dragon stole my baby brother, Godfrey.Isn't that a fabulous first line? We all loved listening to the first chapter and couldn't wait to get the book home to see what happens next. Will Georgia solve the mystery of the missing house? Will she find her baby brother, Godfrey? Why are the only clues potato chips and sarsaparilla?
We also loved the illustrations by Kim Gamble. This chapter book would be ideal for children 7+ years to read on their own. The wonderful writing also makes this a great read aloud book for younger children too.
I just had to share this photo of my daughter listening to Cate reading. I love when she lets me do her hair in braids. Adorable!
After the reading, it was time for some yummy goodies. All good book launches MUST have cupcakes and these dragon cupcakes were perfect? So simple, so delicious, so awesome!
There were yummy dragon potato chips too.
You can find teacher's notes for Trouble At Home here.
Title: Trouble At Home
Author: Cate Whittle
Illustrator: Kim Gamble
Publisher: Omnibus Books for Scholastic
Publication Date: Feb 2016
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