I'm so excited to share the cover of my new book with you!
Bruce Goes Outside follows on from my first book, Bruce Finds A Home. Written by award-winning author Kathryn van Beek (my mum!) and designed by award-winning book designer Anna Egan-Reid, this book explores the adventures I've had in my garden, in rhyming verse suitable for 3 - 6 year olds.
Pre-sales will be available soon - watch this space!
Praise for Bruce Finds A Home:
"This is a wonderful addition to any child's bookshelf."
- NZ Booklovers
"This beautifully written story is sure to delight your children or grandchildren."
- Motorhomes, Caravans and Destinations
"It's a wonderful book, brilliantly illustrated - kids will absolutely adore this book."
- The Beach 106.3FM
WOW - my book Bruce Finds A Home is going to be part of the Little Landers Literature programme! Along with illustrator Robyn Belton (whose beautiful book The ANZAC Violin is in stores now), I'm going to be teaming up with The Highlanders to bring the joy of reading to Dunedin's children (well, mum is. She will probably leave me at home).
Visit the Otago Daily Times website to find out more about Little Landers Literature.
This week I'm giving away a copy of my full-colour, hardcover illustrated children's book 'Bruce Finds a Home'. The competition is open to everyone, anywhere in the world.
To enter, head on over to Facebook and answer the easy quiz question.
Click here to enter to win 'Bruce Finds a Home'.
My story has been featured on all sorts of websites, but I never thought I'd be sharing my tale in the New Zealand Woman's Weekly! But my handsome face is featured three times in this week's edition. I have to say the photographer was a lot more professional than the usual amateurs (mum and dad) that I have to deal with. He did an excellent job capturing my sleek coat.
(My mum's in the article too, but I think we all know who the real star of the show is.)
Click here to find out more about 'Bruce Finds A Home'.
Thanks to the generosity of our Kickstarter backers we were able to donate SEVENTY-THREE Bruce Finds A Home books to the Animal Rescue Network! The Animal Rescue Network will be able to use the books for their fundraising, which will help them continue their work of caring for cats and kittens in need. We ended up handing the books over in a car-park in the rain, which wasn't very photo-worthy, so Sharon from the Network took these photos afterwards. I hope the books passed their inspection!
What a purrrfect book launch it was at Dunedin's University Bookshop today! I was too busy napping to attend personally, but my stand-ins (the knitted toys pictured in the middle photo above) did a great job.
Bruce Finds A Home is now available in all good bookshops. You can also buy it online here:
I had a pawsome Auckland book launch at The Dorothy Butler Book Shop last Sunday! I'm looking forward to the Dunedin launch at The University Book Shop this Saturday 17 February at 10.30am (all welcome). But where can you get my book if you don't live in Auckland or Dunedin? Well, you can get it at all good New Zealand bookshops ... and you can also buy it online! Too easy! Here are the stockists I'm currently aware of:
And of course you can buy it on this website (just click 'shop' on the top right).
There will be TWO book launches for Bruce Finds A Home in February 2018 - one in Auckland and one in Dunedin (New Zealand) .
Bruce Finds A Home: Auckland book launch
11am, Sunday 11 February
Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop
1 Jervois Road, Ponsonby
Join the event on Facebook.
Bruce Finds A Home: Dunedin book launch
10.30am, Saturday 17 February
UBS (University Book Shop)
378 Great King Street, North Dunedin
Join the event on Facebook.
Both events are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
At both launches, free activities for kids will include colouring-in and face-painting. And of course, copies of the book will be signed and pawtographed.
Well this is exciting - these are advance copies of the #Brucethecat book Bruce Finds A Home!
Thank you so much to Mary Egan Publishing who have done such a brilliant job on the production, and of course to all our Kickstarter backers - we literally couldn't have done this without you!
We're on track to send our books to backers in November as promised. If you didn't pre-order a copy, don't worry - they'll be available for sale through my website a bit later (I'll be sure to let you know when).
Thanks for your support everyone!
Video music by Bensound.com.
Hello, my name's Bruce. Mum found me when I was just one day old. She and my dad are keeping me warm and fed with help from my other new human friends.
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