Posted on 4th March, 2018 by
Morris Gleitzman was hard to miss when the media embargo was lifted at a minute past midnight on Monday 12 February.
By breakfast time he was everywhere. By mid-morning the Australian Childrenâ€™s Laureate announcement was trending on Twitter and flooding Facebook feeds.
There was local and community radio all over Australia, newspapers and blogs. Everywhere Morris went, he spoke about the central role books play in the lives of children today.
Here are a few of the highlights:
Stephen Romei in The Australian
Of course he was on Radio Nationalâ€™s new books-only edition of The Hub.
And on Mamamiaâ€™s podcast This Glorious Mess with some good ideas about how to approach reading without the tears.
Even the UK book trade magazine The Bookseller was even ready to claim Morris back.
Yes, it was quite a week.