Talk Radio Europe Interview
My debut author / illustrated children's book 'A Parcel of Pigs' is a collection of quirky and appealing children's rhymes with bright colourful illustrations. Great to read aloud, the rhymes are written to provide an interactive and memorable reading experience between parent and child, as well as being a fun and engaging way to help children with their reading skills.
I bought this for my friend and her 5 yr-old daughter and not only did the mother delight in reading out loud the hilarious and quirky rhymes, but her daughter chuckled continuously and insisted her mum read each one at least twice as her eyes got ever bigger looking at the marvellous and colourful illustrations. Encouraging children to participate with the meaning and words at the end of each poem works brilliantly - it gets them thinking and feeling they're part of each and every hilarious little story. Great fun!
by Fiona Mays
What a fabulous, innovative and original collection of poems by Andrea Prior. A talented poet, with a quirky, witty and unique edge. I have read these poems time and again to my 4 year old and with my niece and nephew who are 10 and 8 and they loved them, from 'Silly Dirty Monkey' to 'Cecilia's Mother', there's something for everyone. Andrea's hand drawn illustrations are truly fantastic, they compliment the text beautifully. We look forward to the next one!
by Katharine Tacon
ANDREA THOMPSON is an artist and writer who gained her degree in illustration from Leeds University. She spent her formative career years working as an illustrator and Artists Agent in children's publishing, before pursuing a rewarding career as managing director of a London branding consultancy. Andrea is also an accomplished classical pianist.