I was lucky enough to interview Kate Milner two years ago when her first picturebook, My Name is Not Refugee, was published (see here) and I am delighted to be able to showcase Kate’s latest picturebook, It’s a No-Money Day (Barrington Stoke) today.
I kind of think of Kate as the Ken Loach of the picturebook world: the themes she chooses to focus on are tough and hard-hitting, and she never shies away from the reality of those situations, yet her storytelling is poignant and humane. It is not easy to talk about a subject such as poverty, hunger and the reality of food banks in twenty-first century Britain; Kate does this brilliantly and this book needs to be available in every school, everywhere, whether it is in deprived areas so children can see they are not alone, or privileged neighbourhoods so children can realise than no every one is quite as lucky.
As part of the blog tour, Kate has made a little video introducing the book for us:
Thank you so much Kate!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the mini-blog tour:
It’s a No-Money Day is out now and you can purchase a copy here.