This is Safari, and soon he will be available in book form. He’s actually a very cute puppet and not shy to performing in front of whole villages and school children, especially in Africa. I was asked to illustrate some of his adventures for publication, and I spent a very busy two weeks with my pastels and pencils just before Lockdown.
And despite the fact that things are not easy for publishers, after consideration, and probably some fun Zoom meetings I heard yesterday morning that this book has been accepted, it’s one of Mary Weeks Millard’s first books for younger children, and her first with this publisher. I feel so excited and that this will be a stepping stone for me. Look out for more information as and when I can share.