Book Week is HERE! (click for costume ideas)
A cracking start with a couple of workshops with year 3 at Corpus Christi School in Brixton, where the kids knew the answers to all my usually foxing London Calls questions...although they couldn't quite figure out how I have tea with the Queen every day...
On Thursday 3rd March we're visiting Tidemill Academy in Deptford and have the huge honour of being the Author/Illustrator VIPeeps spending the WHOLE OF BOOK DAY at the school, on tap for every literary and/or artistic question or dilhemma imaginable and a 'whole' load of drawing, writing and illustrating fun! So flick those imagination switches to 'on' and hold tight for some exciting storytelling adventures...
And next week I'm off to a couple of schools in Canvey Island, Essex for the next chapter, so to speak. Alex and I were very honoured to be invited to take part in this year's POP UP festival. I'll be visiting 2 schools, reading A Possum's Tail and London Calls and running some workshops based around the books, hoping to inspire, engage and delight...
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walks of life access the magic of children’s books and their authors, and about
giving children and families the tools to tell their own stories. As such, we are
dedicated to nurturing the storytellers of tomorrow by fostering a lifelong love of
literature, stories and storymaking especially in disadvantaged, deprived or
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processes which have the power to transform lives. At the heart of everything
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