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Storytime: ‘Waaaaaa’ with author Vanessa Horn | Southampton

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

WAAAAAAA….

To celebrate the release of her debut picture book, author Vanessa Horn visits October Books in Sothampton with ‘WAAAAAA’.

‘WAAAAAA’ is the story of little baby Rudy and his big sister Mille. Rudy just won’t stop crying and Millie is determined to find a way to make him smile.

Vanessa will be reading her book from 3pm, alongside other activities. She’ll be on hand to sign your copy too!

This event is free entry, but please secure a ticket to book your place.

Synopsis
Millie, a little girl who has been looking forward to the arrival of her new baby sibling, has many ideas of what she and the baby
will be able to do together.

When the baby arrives, however, Millie finds that little Rudy doesn’t do anything but cry. She tries several different approaches before finally finding a surprising way to solve this problem…

When a new baby comes it is exciting for everyone, and Millie is no exception. But what happens when everything you plan on doing with your new baby brother doesn’t go according to plan? What can you do when the new baby just won’t stop crying?

Millie is a good older sister and she tries everything she can think of to make Rudy happy, from giving him her toys to making silly faces, but nothing seems to work. That is until she starts to sing.

About the Author

Vanessa Horn is an author based in Havant, Hampshire. Having previously written short fiction for people her own age, she has now turned her hand to writing for children — WAAAAAA! is Vanessa’s first published children’s picture book. When she’s not writing books, Vanessa can either be found teaching or people watching, the latter being a huge source of inspiration for her.

About the Illustrator

Alex Willmore is an illustrator/ designer whose passion lies in character design. Born in Northampton, England, in 1985, Alex has been drawing characters since the moment he first picked up a pencil. A love of animals and picture books have inspired Alex and led to a career in illustration.

Alex likes to work both digitally and traditionally in a number of different styles, but always likes the final outcome to have a real sense of fun!

Alex’s first picture book The New Librarian was shortlisted for the Shef eld Book Award in 2017.

A beautiful story filled with love, and a little laughter, that will ring true for anyone who has a younger sibling.

Venue

October Books
189 Portswood Road
Southampton, SO17 2FN GB
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