Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Catch a Bug Belly froggy event online
illustration of tadpoles in a row
Short 30 to 45 min Zoom visits for schools.
What is an author illustrator? My studio. Why frogs are AMAZING and a reading from my Bug Belly books.
Please email   to discuss what is possible and the event can then be tailored to your needs and circumstances.

Zoom visit to Hackwood Academy

For a late World Book Day I Zoomed into one of my Book Pen Pal schools. Hackwood Primary Academy in Derbyshire. I had a great time telling Owl Class about Bug Belly Babysitting Trouble and we looked at frogs from all over the world, including the biggest, and smallest.

And look what I’ve just received in the post! A fantastic pack of letters, questions, book recommendations and especially some brilliant drawings. Well done Owl Class you rock at drawing, I’m so pleased. Thank you.

If any other schools, yrs 1 to 3, would like my froggy Zoom show to beam into their classroom please get in touch.

Lots of resources and free downloads available too.

Contact me if you'd like to arrange a Zoom visit, or very soon, a real face-to-face visit.


Over the last 12 months I've been working with three schools in the UK as their their Book Pen Pal. We exchange letters, packs of artwork and story recommendations of books that we've all enjoyed.
It's a brilliant scheme and I've really enjoyed being a part of it.
Here is just a selection of the fantastic artwork and stories I've received so far.

A big thank you to 

Hurworth Primary School, Darlington

Hackwood Primary Academy, Derby

St Oswald's CE Primary Academy, Bradford


June - September 2020
We're very pleased and proud that BUG BELLY BABYSITTING TROUBLE has been chosen as one of the #sillysquad of books for 2020's Summer Reading Challenge

bug-belly in a montage of Silly Squad books for 2020 Summer Reading Challenge

If you like writing stories watch this short video on how to get great ideas for your stories. And then try the Summer Reading Story Writing Challenge.

So there will most certainly be exhibitions, readings and craft events to coincide with this honour.
Latest details so far.
Just before school closures I did manage to visit one local school. I had a wonderful afternoon at Gawber Primary in Barnsley with the Super Stars in year 2.
picture shows tadpoles made by school children for Bug Belly book

First of all we learned some amazing facts about frogs. I read from the book and then we drew tadpoles together from stencils. We then cut them out and then added them to a GIANT Bug Belly school pond frieze.

picture shows tadpoles made by school children for Bug Belly book

picture shows pond freize drawn by school children for Bug Belly book
Check out the post on Gawber School's Twitter feed.
Photo of Paul Morton illustrator visiting local school

Photo of Paul Morton illustrator visiting local school

April 3rd 2020
Live book launch online & direct from my studio

Watch the full 40 min video below. But please give it a few seconds before I appear - I was setting up the 3 cameras, one for each of the social media platforms.

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