Happy World Book Day

World Book Day was a pretty good book day actually.

Wadadli Pen

April 23rd 2021 was/is World Book and Copyright Day.

A highlight for me was my first YouTube Live on my AntiguanWriter channel with Danielle Boodoo Fortune who illustrated both my children’s books Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure (Caribbean Reads publishing) and The Jungle Outside (Harper Collins), in which we discussed the creation of both books.

The video has been added to the A & B Artists Discussing Art page here on Wadadli Pen.

Excerpt (from the discussion of The Jungle Outside):
Joanne: “This is Tanty as a girl up a tree.”
Danielle: “As a girl climbing the mango tree, she is just so cool. That came to mind as well when I was doing it, that ridiculous saying that girls should not climb trees. I deliberately put a million mangos in the tree and she is so comfortable in that tree…I love this illustration. she is very much in…

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