mike the spikeThe first glimpse of a book’s front cover is thrilling for authors. Suddenly it all starts to feel real. I’m happy I can now share my excitement with you!

Mike the Spike will soon be released by New Frontier Publishing as part of their Little Rockets series. You can download free teachers’ notes and classroom activities from the publisher’s website.

Mike the Spike revolves around a boy trying to get rid of his head lice before anyone finds out. But it’s also about trust and self-reliance – important issues for children aged 7+, who are starting to explore their role in the family and their wider community.

Who can I trust with my problem? Can I deal with it myself? When should I ask for help? And can a cool hat really be the solution to life’s toughest ordeals?

8 thoughts on “Mike the Spike: finally, the front cover!!

  1. Go the cool hat! It worked for John Wayne.

    This is so, so, so, so exciting, Stella!
    The cover looks awesome.

    1. Stella says:

      Yay! I’m so excited I’ve only had one coffee so far today. Think I’d better fix that …

  2. Exciting news, Stella. Great cover for a story that sounds as great. Enjoy the release!

    1. Stella says:

      Thanks for all your support, Evelyne! I’ve got the champagne ready. Pity you can’t be here to share it with me, but I’ll think of you!

  3. Vasudha says:

    Woohoo!! Can’t wait for the launch!

    1. Stella says:

      Yay! I’ll let you know when it is!

  4. Susi Lovell says:

    How exciting! Congratulations on a great and fun looking cover.

    1. Stella says:

      Thanks Susie. It’s a thrill to see such great illustrations!

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