Happy New Year from the #picbookbc team! We are very excited to host our first chat for 2018!

To start the year off in style….and with a smile on our dials , we have the very talented Will Mabbitt as our special guest!!! (hooray!!)


Will has a background in children’s media, producing digital content for Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. He lives with his family and cats on the South Coast of England.

He has written three picture books, all of which will give you chuckles galore! – This is NOT a Fairytale, This is NOT a bedtime story and I Can Only Draw Worms.


‘I can only Draw worms’ is one of my favourite giggle worthy picture books. You might think worms are boring…but you’d be wrong.. These worms have INCREDIBLE adventures. Fun, funky and jazzy, yes a book about worms can be all those things! 🙂 This is also the first Picture Book written AND  illustrated by Will. He discovered he can draw worms!!!…but only worms ;). A shout out to Fred Blunt who created the spectacular illustrations for Will’s other two picture books.




He has also published 3 books in the ‘Mabel Jones’ series (plenty of laughs in these also!! ) which are published for primary school readers. If you want to know more about Will and his books, head on over to his website. You can also see what he is up to and give him a wave on Twitter , Instagram and Facebook. 



Here are the chat questions for Thursday night…so get your thinking caps on!!!

Q.1 What is a picture book that makes you giggle and why?! Share a pic!

Q.2 Humour is subjective. What do you think makes a picture book a belly full of laughs?

Q.3 How do you think humour books change between countries/regions?

Q.4 What role does the illustrator play in humours picture books?

There will also be plenty of time at the end to ask the Will Mabbitt your questions !

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night the 1st of February at 8pm for another #Picbookbc Twitter chat!

If you haven’t joined one of our chats before and wondering how it works head on over to our Welcome to the #picbookbc Twitter chat post!

Also don’t forget Aussies, we are on daylight savings time! Here is a reminder for the chat times around the country! Also for Will’s UK fans we have included the time you need to set your alarms for…. so you don’t miss the party!!



See you on Thursday for a giggles, smiles and a celebration of Picture Books!

-Nicola 🙂


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