As my daughter and I arrived, we were greeted by an excited Belinda, immersed in images from Belinda's very popular Lulu Bell series, and encased in a beautifully decorated room, with books and splashes of colour everywhere. The scene was set for a lovely afternoon.
First stop: the bookshop! Belinda then snuggled into Lara (our Lulu) and signed her new books. They had a lovely little chat.
Then Lara discovered the colouring in (and coloured in happily while wearing pearls of course).
Next we ate lots of beautiful, fresh strawberries (while colouring in).
Then we listened to Belinda as she shared her writing life and her family with us. Following this we participated in fun Lulu Bell quizzes and games. Our table even won some prizes.
More sweet treats arrived followed by a photo opportunity with Lulu Bell. This cutout has travelled the country. She looks like she needs a rest.
Thank you Wallsend Library for hosting, Belinda Murrell for sharing her wonderful stories, and Julie Swane for providing such a lovely experience. I enjoyed spending some precious time with my daughter as we shared our love of books.
We look forward to jumping into Lulu's adventures involving pirates and turtles soon.
Happy Book Week 2015. Let's make books light up our world!