A Christmas Display at North Kensington Library

Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2017 Year !


I am sure that now and then we all come across a new picture book in our libraries that bursts out with that special WOW! factor when your fingers and your heart just itch to make your own picture book, make illustrations just like those, retell the story to all the children in library, at home or in nursery.

Well, one of those magical books is Pippa Goodhart’s “A Bottle of Happiness”. It is a simple warm-hearted story about the real values in life. Not only is Pippa Goodhart’s story a real gem, but Ehsan Abdollahi’s illustrations are awe-inspiring.


So, this is our recipe for a creative display:

1. a few kilograms of Christmas magazines cut and sorted by colours
2. drawn templates (like Abdollahi, I wish) for people, cats, dogs, peacock, birds, weird forests for the background and one specifically requested crocodile
3. spend 3 weeks using every possible opportunity to catch budding artists.

Look at our illustrations – this is the result! I hope you like it! We at North Kensington, certainly do.

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A big thank you to Florence, 3 ½ + dad, Maksim, 3 and Philip, 4 + mum, grandma and dad, Matilda, 8 and Margot, 4 ½ + mum, Victorie, 6 ½ + mum, Adam 2 + nanny and many more.

We wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2017 Year!

PS Have a look at Tiny Owl’s website and you’ll see a write up of this blog and our photos!

Zvezdana Popovic, SCSA
North Kensington Library

2 thoughts on “A Christmas Display at North Kensington Library

  1. What a wonderful celebration of of Ehsan’s beautiful artwork and my story! My jaw dropped in (happy!) amazement when I opened your blog. It’s so nice to see children having a happy time with that book. And what a nice way to begin the new year me. Thank you so much!

    Wishing you, and libraries all over the world, the very happiest and most hopeful of new years,


  2. This is what libraries are about – engaging the young public and inspiring new readers to think creatively about the books they are reading! Love the display!


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