Tuesday 29 September 2020

OG: Bold, Beautiful Adventure Inspires Children to Get Lost in a Book…Thanks to a Friendly Ogre! | Guest Post

AD | Hello my loves! Joanne Hutchinson’s ‘Og’ fuses rhyming story with spellbinding, vivid artwork, to take readers on a series of book-bound adventures alongside a friendly Ogre. After listening to a young girl read stories every night, Og becomes concerned when her books are stolen and takes it upon himself to get them back...

It’s an adventure that will not only keep young readers entertained time and time again but have them guessing which popular books Og listened to… and inspire them to read them, too. Her book has been chosen to be read by the famous actor, children's presenter and writer Chris Jarvis on Little Radio last Monday. Chris comments on both Og and Joanne's latest book, Hagwitch and the Cauldron of Colour, "Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to Joanne - they’re superb! Great stories with stunning illustrations." 

Joanne Hutchinson isn’t just the author of children’s books; she’s a true literary maverick who knows how to create volumes that look as bold, colourful and tantalizing as the stories they tell. And ‘Og’ is certainly no exception – as young readers are introduced to a lonely, friendly ogre whose discovery of reading will quickly become their own. Joanne’s recent book signing event at Waterstones, Peterborough was a huge success. Kathryn, the manager there commented, “We were very excited to have Joanne join us on Saturday and there was an excellent turnout.  Lots of children (and adults!) enjoyed having their photo taken with Og.  Sales were strong, Og was our best seller of the day and we would be happy to welcome Joanne back for another signing in the future.”

Capture the magic of storytime with Og, and discover what happens when an Ogre’s enchanting love of books takes him on an adventure, where he becomes the hero in the most unexpected way... This beautifully illustrated picture book story, written in rhyme,  will capture the hearts of children and parents alike. There are twenty popular books referenced throughout the story, which leaves the audience guessing which books Og has listened to and enjoyed. “I teamed up with Kris Lillyman, one of the best illustrators in the industry, to create something that springs with adventure off each and every page,” explains the author. “The rhyming verse directs the reader, while the artwork draws them deep inside, so they feel as if they’re walking alongside Og himself. It’s an extremely powerful combination, and I’m delighted with the final result.” Continuing, “My goal from the very beginning has been to help children discover the joys of reading and turn it into a lifelong passion. The journey starts with my first book Og, which is a truly unforgettable and immersive experience. Reading Og means children’s imaginations can soar without an electronic device in sight!”

With the volume’s demand increasing, interested readers are urged to secure their copies without delay. ‘Og’ by Joanne Hutchinson retails at £6.99 and is available to buy from Amazon, Waterstones and www.joannehutchinson.co.uk