If you tuned into CBBC this Sunday, you will have seen one of our marvelous illustrators Eglantine Ceulemans, alongside the lovely Isla Fisher, who together worked on Isla's new book Marge in Charge.
We turned up at the CBBC studio in Manchester early Sunday morning and Eglantine was shown to the green room where she had a bit of time to sit down and relax. It was then time for the producer, Bec Greenwood, to give her the rundown of the morning’s events before Eglantine was whisked into hair and makeup! Then into the studio for a quick run through and to meet the children that had come to join them there. They had each written a chapter of a book that they would like to write and were all budding authors in the making!
The children then got the chance to ask Eglantine some questions they had prepared, including asking what she likes drawing the most and how she got into illustration. She’d also brought along some of her original drawings from Marge In Charge which everyone quite rightly wooed over! Afterwards, Eglantine and Isla went through some illustrations that children had sent in of well known book characters and they discussed what they liked about them and what they felt worked.
At the end of the live show, Isla and Eglantine did some book signings for the children - we also managed to get a signed copy for Plum Pudding too!
All in all it was a super exiting day and a great opportunity for our wonderful Eglantine! Well Done Eg!