Join us for a lovely morning of reading and crafting with local children's author Dani Seatter and illustrator Anna Stead

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There is no ‘away’

It was nearly three years in the making, but in June 2021 Dani Seatter released pre-orders for her debut children’s book – ‘Away’. She has written a beautiful book filled with enchanting woodland animals who find a ‘something’ in their patch of woodland. Dani hopes that the book will “help us all to start having those conversations [about the environment and waste] and to begin to build an understanding in our little ones.”

The book is printed on 100% recycled paper, using eco-friendly inks and practices throughout the printing process. The care that Dani has taken to make sure her book is true to her ethos is inspiring.

We were delighted when Dani agreed to join us for an interactive book reading and suggested that illustrator Anna lead the children in some crafting too!

So, on Saturday 9th October at School House Café, join us in our very own cosy reading corner for storytime and a fun and creative craft activity based on the woodland characters of the book. Tickets are limited and include tea, coffee and cake for the adults and refreshments for the children too.

Dani Seatter, author

Dani Seatter, author

Dani is the founder of the online eco products shop Eco-Able based in Cheltenham. ‘Away’ is her first children’s book. Formerly an early years teacher, she has combined her passion for taking care of the planet with her early years knowledge to write this captivating story.

Anna Stead, illustrator

Anna is a freelance illustrator based in the north Cotswolds. She works with a wide variety of clients in a broad range of sectors including publishing, branding and personal commissions. Her own work is inspired by nature, magic and myth in all their forms. She can be found @thistlemoon on Instagram or at

‘Away’ is a beautifully written and illusrated children’s book aimed at early years. It’s a magical story, exploring themes around waste and the environment through the introduction of some really enchanting woodland creatures, including deer, badger and owl, who are puzzled by a strange item – a plastic bag. We think it’s a wonderful way to introduce your children to the impact we have on the planet and our responsibiity to protect it.