Sunday, November 17, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Pippa Chorley, she says rhyming stories are great for literacy development in kids and allow them to predict the end to sentences

Time for holiday reading! To celebrate 8 years of Super Cool Books, I’ll be featuring a mega list of fellow kidlit writers and illustrators both from Singapore and beyond. New interviews every week. Do introduce their books to some young readers in your life! Latest updates here.

Pippa Chorley

Types of kidlit books
Picture books

Total kidlit books published
1 (2 more to come in the same series )

Selected titles
Counting Sheep (Marshall Cavendish)

Describe your style
Rhyming narrative/ fun / bedtime adventure

How did you get started?
I’ve always written since I was a little girl but only began to take it seriously when I joined SCBWI when my youngest began school 2 years ago

Where do you get story ideas?
I got the idea many years ago when I couldn’t get to sleep and I was reminded about my dad telling me to count sheep as a child

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Rhyming stories are great for literacy development in kids and allow them to predict the end to sentences too. My story advocates problem solving and teamwork and has a strong positive female role model in the lead.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Let kids enjoy the pictures as well as the text, they offer so much in terms of storytelling and emotional depth of characters but can often be overlooked by parents as something only suitable for tiny tots.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Get your nails done!  Or have a massage! It’s a great way to relax and get those creative juices flowing.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
I'd love to see more disability features in picture book stories. We are starting to see more diversity in some forms but I rarely see kids in wheelchairs etc in kid lit!


The updated list here

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