Last year I had my most successful book signing ever - with a queue going across a school hall and out of the door. The trouble was I had two broken wrists. I'll not forget the agony and ecstasy of signing so many books with arms in plaster.
Giving a signed copy of a book to your grandchild is very special and it's not hard these days to find an author or an illustrator to sign your book when good independent bookshops hold frequent author/ illustrator events. Here are a variety of signatures. Michael Rosen's:
Michael Morpurgo's with a little squiggle:
If you're lucky you might get several squiggles:
And something extra over the page:
Some illustrators like to do a little drawing
- that is if they haven't broken both their wrists.