Here is a interesting review for the book from the viewpoint of 2-4 year olds!
Thanks to Nicky at 'It's All About Stories'
Friday, 13 June 2014
On one of the pages in my book 'The Boy Who Really Really Really Loves Lizards' we come across Oliver's favourite frog biscuits.
One of the bookmarks has a recipe on the back so you too can make your own biscuits (providing you have a frog cookie cutter...) Here is a typical Saturday in our household attempting to make them!
First mix all the ingredients as directed on the bookmark and attempt to stop the kids from eating it and getting more of the contents on the floor, the work surface or in their mouths than in the mixing bowl....
Roll it out and cut your shapes out - the feet and arms are really really really hard to keep on but we did not do too bad...
The next thing is to bake them ... and they come out more like toads than frogs with most of the arms and legs still attached. Notice we also made a couple of snails with the left over bits!
The next bit is the kids favourite bit - icing the biscuits - and this is where -again - most of it goes the wrong way and into their mouths rather than on the frogs...
The biscuits are now complete - and if you get the chance, leave them until the icing has set.
And here are some I made earlier....
Send me pictures of your frog biscuits and see who can come up with the best ones!!
Monday, 17 March 2014
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Monday, 4 November 2013
My book 'The boy who really really really loves Lizards' has been published by Manchester University Museum. It is available to buy from the Manchester Museum shop and the Manchester Art Gallery shop now. It is also available to buy online from the Manchester Art Gallery website, with FREE DELIVERY!! at
shop.manchestergalleries.org/ the-boy-who-really-really-reall y-loves-lizards-by-john-hamilt on-316-p.asp
Monday, 9 September 2013
Link to a blog I was invited to write for a while ago called Picture Book Den - a blog site about writers and illustrators for children.