Me and My Dad Author for Father's Day


 To celebrate the paperback release of Me & My Dad by brilliant debut author/illustrator, Robin Shaw, Hachette Children’s Group are looking for bookshops to host consumer events over Father’s Day weekend (16th – 17th June).
Robin’s background is closely linked with children’s books, as he spent 15 years as an award-winning animator and has worked closely with Raymond Briggs on shows like The Snowman and the Snowdog, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, and Ethel & Ernest. The book itself is a really lovely tale of adventure and it was partly inspired by the little corner bookshop he used to visit when he was growing up.
At the event, Robin will read the book and get the children drawing their Dads/step-dads/uncles or nearest thing to a loving male parental figure, either from memory or hopefully from life, making for a really fun, bonding and empowering experience for kids. He will also get them thinking about where they live and about spotting the extraordinary in the ordinary before turning this into a drawing activity.
If you’re interested in hosting a Father’s Day event with Robin, please get in touch with Sarah Jeffcoate at to be considered. Ideally Hachette are looking at events either in or a day trip away from London – sorry to those shops further afield from the South East!