I’ve been invited to be the first guest illustrator on the funEverse, a brand new blog developed as a free online resource for schools by a group of writers who love to write verse for children. Each month the site will host a guest illustrator and use a selection of their pictures to inspire poems. Schools can sign up to get involved, with children posting their own poems in response to that month’s pictures. It’s a fun way to get children writing and I can’t wait to see the things they come up with. It’s so interesting to see how people interpret a picture, and the story they build around the image – sometimes quite different to what I had imagined as I was drawing it. The funEverse poems are a great way of sharing those different interpretations, and of getting children to think creatively about what they are looking at. You can find out more about the funEverse, and read the poems so far, by clicking here.