Bookstore Paparazzi

[Please read with your best David Attenborough voice…] Armed with camera, carrots and a sense of adventure, on Monday we headed out into the wilds of Brisbane suburbia in search of our first glimpse of Squish Rabbit. The book was said to have been released into the bookstore savanna just that morning, however there had been rumoured sightings for several days prior.

A notoriously shy creature, Squish Rabbit is best approached with reading glasses and a gentle hand. If having trouble tracking him down, try asking your local bookstore or librarian, as they are well trained in the art of literary rabbit spotting. As a last resort, attempt the tried and true trail of carrots. On this day we were in luck, as we managed to track the wily rabbit to our local bookstore: Black Cat Books. And for a typically nervous creature, Squish seemed to quite enjoy the paparazzi attention…

I also had a box of books arrive from both publishers on the same day, and now have a veritable fountain of rabbits in my home. If they keep multiplying (as rabbits tend to do) I may have to start putting them to good use around the house. One on the bookshelf of course. Several as matching drink coasters. One to entertain the dog. Hang one on the wall as a postmodern art work. One beneath the outdoor table leg to stop it rocking. Two as ironic book ends. Any other ideas..?

Front window display in Black Cat Books

The countdown is now on for the launch. Only two days to go…


8 Responses to “Bookstore Paparazzi”

  1. 1 Scott Chambers September 1, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Nothing quite like glimpsing a bunny in his native environment – at least this is one time when being “on the shelf” is not a bad thing =)
    As a space dude once said: “To infinity and beyond!” Squish

  2. 5 Anonymous September 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Congratulations, Katherine! I hope the launch was a big success. I look forward to picking up my copy of Squish Rabbit very soon.
    Best, Jennifer.

  3. 7 Damyanti September 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations, and best wishes for the launch! :)


    Join me at the Rule of Three Writers’ Blogfest!

  4. 8 Katherine Battersby September 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks Damyanti! It was an amazing day. Am just about to put up a post about it…

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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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