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The Flute is colourful, lively, and emotional!

An interview with Catell Ronca, illustrator of The Drum and The Flute Buy The Flute Buy The Drum We interviewed the Swiss artist Catell Ronca, who illustrates the series Children. Music. Life. by Ken Wilson-Max. The first book in this four-part series was The Drum, which is now followed by the fab sequel The Flute. Read the fab interview below! How did you interpret the sound of the flute as images? I think of the…

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Be amazed by children in Malawi performing The Drum!

Buy The Drum What could make creators of a book more proud and amazed than this video? So pure, so authentic, so lovely! We were delighted to see children in Malawi performing The Drum! Children’s reading charity Book Bus sent us this video after the children enjoyed the book so much they were inspired to do their own reading! Thank you to Book Bus for sending it to us! The Drum is the first in our…

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Diversity Now! We should see diversity as a selling point!

Tiny Owl’s campaign for more visibility for diverse books continues! Children from BAME backgrounds aren’t seeing themselves reflected in the books they read. We launched our campaign Diversity Now! to try and change this. So far our campaign has received a fantastic response. We’ve heard from amazing people including Elizabeth Laird, Jackie Morris, Savita Kalhan and Jion Sheibani. This week we interviewed author Ken Wilson-Max, and Laura Carter, children’s author and inclusion ambassador for Inclusive Minds. Diversity…

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Watch author Ken Wilson-Max read The Flute!

Buy The Flute Buy The Drum We were lucky to have fab author Ken Wilson-Max come and visit us in our office! He treated us to a reading of his new book The Flute! The Flute is the second book in our musical series Children Music Life, which introduces the joy of music to very young children! Just like the previous book The Drum, it’s illustrated by the fab Catell Ronca. The series is full of…

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The Drum recommended as guided reading for nurseries!

Buy The Drum The wonderful team at Tales on Moon Lane, together with Matthew Tobin, Senior Lecturer in English & Children’s Lit. at Oxford Brookes University, have recommended our picture book The Drum as a guided reading book for children at a nursery level! They believe that ‘choosing the right text is essential for developing reading comprehension. A multi-layered text will provide opportunities for pupils to access it in different ways and for multiple interpretations and reflections.’ We’re honoured that The…

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