Pre Prep Children welcome author and illustrator Petr Horácek
24 May 2019
Petr Horácek, author of numerous books for children, including ‘Silly Suzy Goose’, ‘Blue Penguin’ and ‘The Mouse Who Ate the Moon’ came to visit the children in our Pre Prep School.
He started by explaining his idea for ‘Silly Suzy Goose’, the inspiration for which began with him drawing Suzy in his sketch pad. He then came up with the idea that she is fed up with being just like the rest of the flock. She wants to be different – to flap like a bat, squawk like a toucan, slide like a penguin, jump like a kangaroo, and swim like a seal. But when she tries to roar like a lion she gets more than she bargains for… Roar Honk!
In another of his books, ‘The Mouse Who Ate the Moon’, we learn about Little Mouse who loves to look up at the moon every night. But one night, when a piece of the moon falls from the sky, she can’t resist taking a little nibble. And another. Soon the moon is no longer round. What will happen to it now? The children were eager to learn in an amusing tale of temptation and the importance of friendship.