Fiona Woodcock and Hiding Heidi take New York City!

Continuing the massive success of the Hiding Heidi launch at The Bright Emporium (London) in July, Bright author and illustrator Fiona Woodcock traveled to New York to promote the US debut of the book, published stateside on November 1, 2016 by Little Bee Books. Young Hiding Heidi fans gathered at Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab in Brooklyn for a reading of the book and a fun arts & crafts project to complete the lovely morning celebration of the book’s launch. 
The book has been a hit with both reviewers and young readers alike – Publisher’s Weekly gave Fiona’s debut author/illustrated picture book a glowing review, stating, “Playful imagery and Heidi’s eventual recognition of her friends’ talents add up to a warm story about compromise and common ground.” Keep going for the best moments of the US Hiding Heidi celebration over the weekend:


All smiles outside of Stories on Sunday!


Fiona reading the book in the beautiful storytelling and event space located at the back of the bookshop

Fiona came prepared with plenty of activity sheets and stickers of all shapes and sizes – a huge hit with the group of the kids that gathered for the event! The activity helped emerging artists of all ages explore pattern, color and shapes. Take a look at the fabulous art projects below to see if you can spot the different interpretations of Heidi blending into the backgrounds.


Participants getting creative with the craft supplies (left) and Fiona’s own contribution to the fun (right)


The event ended in a mini gallery exhibit featuring some of the beautiful art projects

 See more from Fiona on her Bright bio page here and follow her on Twitter @FionaWoodcock.