Jason Korsner’s first two children’s books have officially been launched at an event at Waterstones at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in northwest London.
What Can You See? – a gentle rhyming book to introduce infants to the world around them – and I Like To Put Food In My Welly – a cheeky rhyming book that shows slightly older children how they can have fun by playing around with language, were formally let loose with a reading and signing session.
While most of those who bought copies had come for the launch event, a number of books were sold to other customers, intrigued by the antics at the back of the store.
The bookshop said the number of sales were high for a first-time author’s book launch so they’d keep copies in stock to use for future story-telling sessions at the branch, so keep an eye out for future events.
Lessons learned for future events:
- Try to keep the kids away from other author’s books or they’ll ask you to sign one of them. I came literally within an inch of signing The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet.
- Sharpies go through the paper. Apologies to anyone whose books were purchased and signed before we realised this.