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Posted by Steven, February 10, 2015

A book launch fit for a princess!

Last week we published Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights, written and illustrated by Steven Lenton – and in today’s guest post, Steven shares with us how he celebrated the book’s launch!

To celebrate the publication of Princess Daisy & the Dragon & the Nincompoop Knights last Thursday, we held a book launch party at Pickled Pepper Books. We put up bespoke bunting, balloons, and baskets of goody bags along with an exhibition of original artwork and prints from the book.

The evening was a great success and it was lovely to see friends, family, work colleagues and fellow authors and illustrators all having a lovely time.

My wonderful niece Hannah who I based the character Princess Daisy on was on hand to help me sign the books:

Then two days later on Saturday morning it was time for the premier children’s event for Princess Daisy!

It was another shop full! This time filled with lots of children keen to hear the story and to join in with some dragon drawing and crown/tiara making which they really got stuck into:

Some Shifty McGifty fans travelled afar too to hear the first book reading and to meet the beautiful, especially hand-made baby dragon!

A big thank you to Pickled Pepper Books and all the parents and children who came along on Saturday.

It’s been a wonderful start for the book and I have had lots of tweets and photos of Princess Daisy on book store shelves from independent shops to WHSmith and Waterstones:

I think my favourite tweet has to be from a lady whose 3 year old was inspired by the story to make their own Playmobil Princess Daisy character riding on her cow – how fab!

It’s so lovely to see that the book has inspired readers already and has captured the imaginations of children around the UK.

Thank you, Steven! Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights is out now – you can take a look inside the book and watch a trailer below, and order it online here.

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