A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
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Thursday, 18 October 2012

'Do not disturb. I am reading'' ... Door hangers for you

Tall Story Do Not Disturb I am Reading door hangers. Illustration by Sarah McIntyre. Designed by Candy Gourlay

I've got some school visits coming up in the next month or so and I had the brilliant idea of printing door hangers instead of book marks to give away.

Alas when I scouted printing prices, it turned out that I would have to take out another mortgage to have them printed.

But then I thought, why not just supply the design ... and the readers can make the door hangers themselves!

You will need:

1. The high resolution front and back design downloaded from the Tall Story website.

2. A printer to print them out

3. Cardboard and glue.

4. A grown up to cut the card for you!

Glue the front part to the cardboard. Ask the adult very nicely to cut it out for you. Give the adult a big hug. Once the card is cut, carefully glue the other side on! Enjoy your reading (and your feeding!)

With big thanks to my famous friend Sarah McIntyre - she made that wonderful cartoon for me when Tall Story first came out! 


  1. Ha - excellent! I would like to use them both myself.

  2. These are fab! I hate being interrupted when reading


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