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We have had the most lovely of afternoons here at Chicken and Frog. Michelle Robinson (children’s author extraordinaire) visited us for a huge chunk of the day, reading stories, singing songs and having a good old chat about the life of a writer.


We have been tweeting each other for a few months now, so it felt like I already knew Michelle when she arrived. I think we share the same slightly quirky sense of humour, which is a good thing, otherwise I am aware that I may just come across as a bit ‘eccentric’.

Children and parents came in and out through the day, to meet Michelle and have a story or two or three…

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It was really interesting to find out how the whole publishing system works, especially when you are the author of a picture book. I had no idea about the process that goes on behind the scenes. Just like any job I suppose, if you are not part of a specific industry, you are not always aware of its complexities. I have always admired authors and illustrators hugely (good job too), but now I do even more so.

Michelle has kindly signed lots of her books, so if you didn’t get a chance to meet her today, they are here waiting for you.


A small selection of Michelle’s books. Michelle has written a range of picture books, from board books to hilarious tales of escaping startled elephants.


The independent children's bookshop and tuition centre in the heart of Brentwood, Essex. Owned and run by Mr Frog & Mrs Chicken (happily married book-nerds), with the sole aim of bringing high quality books and tuition to our community.