By Victoria Byron, May 11 2018 11:57AM
This is my first children's book, commissioned by The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) for their 150th anniversary, which has been such a rewarding project to work on.
Originally I was asked to do some art workshops, for schoolgroups, to encourage children to explore the museum. From the workshops the idea for this story developed.
I had free reign to chose a creature from the museum's collection and develop it into the main character in this story. One day I was drawing in the birdroom and suddenly I saw him! The sparrow - because he was small and ordinary, sitting in the middle of a vast array of beautiful, big, colourful birds. So, Alfie was born! Small and ordinary but ready for an exciting adventure...