World Book Week 2020

It’s always a pleasure sharing my stories with children, and this year’s World Book Week was no exception. It was the busiest year yet, which can only be a good thing, with visits to Minehead, Deptford, Stanwell, Malmesbury and Plymouth …and I loved every minute.

A Summer of Storytelling and Fun!

Blackpool C of E Primary School, Liverton: My summer of storytelling began with a bang… well, a splash! It was a pleasure to return this enthusiastic school and deliver workshops on memory and beaches, to serve as a finale to the reception classes’ learning about the seaside. The Tide was the perfect story and starting point for our sand clay session.

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Empathy Day 2019

Empathy Week is a hive of activity among book lovers. It’s an opportunity to shine a light on the many benefits reading brings, not least the skill of seeing the world from someone else’s point of view;
‘In reading, you get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.’ – Neil Gaiman

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Love Your Library!

Ivybridge Library do an incredible job of supporting good reading habits and reading for pleasure, so it was an honour to spend the day with their hardworking team.

We ran workshops for visiting schools, focusing on empathy and understanding other people’s feelings, all based around my newest picture book with Olivier Tallec, How Rude!

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