KBR congratulates local Canberra author Irma Gold on the gorgeous launch of Megumi and the Bear at Paperchain bookstore in Manuka today.
It was a full house at the back of the store as Irma read her book then stood back as the kids rushed her divine beary treats, and began colouring in their own bear masks. Kids were also treated to goodie bags and a book signing.
Book launches are such a fabulous way to encourage children to read. Kids were all over the store like a rash during and after the book reading - and parents queued to buy Megumi and the Bear, as well as other books.
I hope you can make it to a book launch soon. What better way to support our local authors, help out our booksellers in this dismal market, and bring the joy of books and literacy to our kids. Oh - and they're heaps of fun.
Congratulations Irma (and illustrator Craig)!
See our review of Megumi and the Bear right here.