Monday, June 20, 2011

Meet my Hero

Yesterday I had the chance to meet my hero, Shaun Tan! For those who don't know who he is, shame!! I've written about him before on this post here. He is so adorable in real life! He's quite tiny, I was about half a head to a head taller than him (I'm 172cm). He seemed very normal and quite overwhelmed about the amount of people that came to see him for his talk at the Fremantle Children's Literature Centre. It was really great to hear him talk about his work and there was a little gallery of his originals from "The Red Tree" book. He's so crazy talented!!! Everyone had the opportunity to meet him personally and get his autograph on a book of their selection.


Aaron went before me and had him sign "The Lost Thing" for me.


And then, I had him sign "The Red Tree" for me and he used his fingerprint to make a little flower!! Do you think I could clone him with this fingerprint?


I also bought "The Rabbits" and a few lovely cards of his that I plan to frame.


It was such an exciting day, when I met him I didn't know what to say I was a little starstruck. Inside I was squealing like a Bieber fan, but I managed to contain all that and hopefully appeared composed and normal. He mentioned he is working on a new book so I am super excited for that to come out!


  1. OMG I LOVE SHAUN TAN!!! Lucky! I'd be squealing inside too!

    If you clone him can you make me one too? Okay?

  2. Oh, I so wish I'd have heard about the event! I love his books - The Lost Thing is my favourite 'picture' book ever and the story is fun. I'd only just learnt a few months ago that Mr Tan was from Perth... how amazing is that!!! I'd never pictured him being of asian decent.. uh, it's in the name isn't it!! te he!

    Lucky you anyway, treasure those books!

  3. I know how you feel about meeting him, I've met him twice and never really mananged to communicate anything because I was trying to tamp down high pitched noises of joy both times.
    He's also a really great speaker because of how well he's able to reflect on his work, I find.