The Advanced Information and Press Release is now available for Victoria's debut book:
Guess What I Found in the Playground!
Lovely book - it’s bright, colourful and playful.
Great images that illustrate a cute and fun story.
A fab addition to my daughter’s books.
by Alexandra Johnson
Tilly is being encouraged to explore, to see possibilities while playing a game with Dad. There's a bit of verbal jousting and it's between equals. Dad takes what Tilly has to say seriously and doesn't patronise her at all. Brilliant!
This is a lovely, quirky book about imagination. It's a real pleasure to read and there are no tedious lessons being taught to the child.
The story is a joy to read, but a lot of thought has gone into the making of it. I liked the clear font in the book too - it will be great as a book to share and as a book for the emerging reader.
by The Bookbag
Victoria Thompson is a mother of three who works full-time as an Urban Designer for local government. She has drawn on this and her previous 14 years' experience as a Design and Technology secondary school teacher to create her debut children's picture book.
Victoria describes children as creative, future thinkers. She loves their laughter, passion, loyalty and finds that they are the most trustworthy critics on the planet.
Her belief of , 'anything is possible, if you put your mind to it', inspired her desire to write a short story, after being diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia in 2018, while studying her master's degree.
Inspired by her own children, her debut children's book demonstrates Victoria's fun, enthusiastic nature perfectly, through the bright, bold illustrations accompanying a quirky story.