Launching Brave Squish Rabbit (Part 2)

As promised, here’s the second launch in all its rabbity glory:

Melbourne Launch

Held at The Little Bookroom in Carlton North, on not just any day but the store’s 52nd birthday! It was incredibly special to be a part of their celebrations. Believe it or not, they are the world’s oldest children’s bookstore, and in my opinion one of the most warm and beautifully designed stores. They also did a lovely post about the day over on their blog. It was a surprisingly chilly Spring day in Melbourne, but that didn’t stop the little rabbits coming out of the woodwork…

A brave and squishy window display

Look at those decorations!

A very special rabbit hopped along to help us celebrate

The brilliant and cheeky man of children’s lit, Andy Griffiths, launched my brave little rabbit

In a demonstration of what it means to be brave, Andy unleashed a crawling hand into the little audience (and they were brave indeed!)

Pretending I can stil fit in a mini children’s chair…

Book signing (no spelling mistakes this time)


A ‘secret treehouse’ image the kids and I created together – click to see a larger version (see if you can spot Andy’s signature ‘bum’)

A final callout to my wonderful man. He manages to love and support the strange lady that is behind Squish Rabbit, help put together these launches (ie. arrange the whole thing) and somehow still be smiling by the end of it all. You are truly inspirational.

7 Responses to “Launching Brave Squish Rabbit (Part 2)”

  1. 1 Dimity Powell November 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Looks so bright and beautiful there like you Katherine. Kudos to you and cuddles to Squish. And two thumbs up to wonderful man. ;-)

  2. 3 angelasunde November 21, 2012 at 11:17 am

    That just looks delightful, Katherine. And what a special man you have in your life, indeed. x

  3. 4 Katherine Battersby November 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks Angela! He is pretty awesome…

  4. 5 Dee White November 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Congratulations! Looks like a fantastic launch. The bunnies and I are sorry we couldn’t be there :( We are all looking forward to Squish’s next adventure :)

  1. 1 Launching Brave Squish Rabbit (Part 2) | Australian CYA Authors | Trackback on November 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

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About this Blog…

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.

All text & images  Katherine Battersby

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