Friday, 7 June 2013

The (Final?) Tiny Thing

It's been a year since we began this blog and we've received tinies from all over the world as well as from very close to home.

We've been delighted with the wonderful things you've discovered, and so glad you've chosen to share them with us.

Exciting things have happened for the book Ten Tiny Things. It has been used in Walk to School programs, by the Heart Foundation, by fun-run organisers, by crafters and home schoolers, by teachers and librarians. It has been read by many, many kids.

It won the 2013 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Australia/New Zealand region and was shortlisted for the 2013 Environment Award for Children's Literature.

There is a possibility that it may be adapted into a short animated film! And that it may be translated into Turkish! If such things come to pass, we will surely let you know.

However, for now, we are sending this blog to sleep. There is writing to be done and a world to be walked. 

We leave you with one final tiny, found on a small, tucked-away door on a sidestreet in Singapore.

If you should ever see a sign like this, we recommend opening the door with gusto. Meg is reminded of a line from the song "Wildflowers" by the band Things Of Stone and Wood:

If you see a strange door to your left/then drop your things and run for it!

We hope to see you out in the world some time  seeking secret doors, tracking tinies.

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