Dychwelodd Kadii, sy’n ddeg mlwydd oed, a’i theulu i Techniquest dros y Nadolig i ddangos ei llyfr, Kadii and the Techni-Bus, cipio gyda’n Prif Swyddog Gweithredol, Lesley Kirkpatrick, a thrio ein harddangosion newydd sbon.
Yn cynnwys darluniau wedi’u hysbrydoli gan Quentin Blake, mae’r llyfr yn manylu ei phrofiad cyntaf ar ein safle, a dechreuodd y syniad fel ffordd o godi arian i Tecnhiquest trwy werthiannau — fel gall plant eraill ymweld â ni hefyd.
Ar ei hymweliad diweddaraf, siaradodd yr awdur ifanc â ni am ei hoff ran o’r broses, syniadau am ddilyniannau posib, a’r heriau bod yn entrepreneur addawol.
Dyma beth dwedodd hi:
Q: Firstly, congratulations on getting the book to print — can you tell us what it’s all about?
A: Thank you! It’s called Kadii and the Techni-Bus and it’s all about my experience at Techniquest and wanting to make a mobile science centre so that everyone can experience what I did.
Q: And what was your favourite part about writing your first book?
A: I loved making all the sentences rhyme. We used my sister’s rhyme book to come up with some of them.
Q: Since you loved the experience so much, have you planned a sequel or a new story entirely?
A: Yes! At the back of the Techni-Bus book I have a bunch of ideas for new books and how they might look.
Q: We were sorry to hear you had some trouble with getting the book illustrated — do you mind telling us how you overcame that challenge?
A: We had found an illustrator to do the book, but we wanted it in the style of Quentin Blake because Roald Dahl is my favourite author.
But the illustrator said she was moving on from drawing children’s books and decided not to carry on working with us, and we couldn’t get the money we paid them back.
Luckily, we found Kayla who is really good and they turned out great.
Q: That’s a relief, we’re so thankful that you were able to find such a talented artist. Can you tell us more about how you raised money to cover the cost of the book’s production?
A: My brother and sister and I set up a coffee body scrub business to pay for illustrations for the book, and we got the idea from the bath bomb workshop that we did the last time we visited Techniquest!
Q: Wow, we’re honoured! And finally, since you’ve now tried all the new exhibits, which is your favourite and why?
A: My favourite was the Hot Air Balloon because you needed to be patient. But then afterwards, all the wait is worth it because it goes so high. It’s like an instant reward for your patience so I liked that most.
Yn ddilyn y dydd, rydym ni’n croesawi Kadii a’i theulu nôl i Techniquest i lansio’r llyfr yn ystod yr wyliau hanner tymor, ar fore Dydd Gwener 16 Chwefror, ble gallwch chi cwrdd â Kadii a phigo lan copi eich hun.
Rydym ni eto eisiau llongyfarch Kadii ar gyflawniad arbennig, ac rydym yn ddiolchgar i’r teulu Hamilton am eu cefnogaeth.