This book is so beautiful.
My hands tremble as I hold it.
It feels so good.
The children will be over the moon! I cannot wait for them to see it!
The image stares back at me from the cover in all its glory of fire, brick and blue. The characters spring out from the page. I feel like they want to come alive and yet, in my head, they already are, creations of Newspaper Club, creations of twenty children and one author.
The scroll glistens and gleams in Tom’s hand. It suggests mystery and magic ….
I want to sit down and read the book all over again. Find a quiet corner. Immerse myself in the magic. Live the book. Go into my own world …..
I flick through the pages. The book breathes. I know what mystery lies written within it. It’s a secret – the Secret Scroll. A fizzy feeling wells up inside me and I want to scream with joy. Instead, my brain tells me to calm down. The fizz turns into a smile on my face and a wave of wonderment floods my brain. I cannot wait for our little authors to see their book and it will all be captured for television. Yes. Our little authors will be on ITV News …. we have photographers coming …. how cool is that?
I am going to wrap up the children’s books right now.
Three and a half hours to go until lift-off …. WOW!