World Book Week 2019

World Book Week is a fantastic celebration of stories, reading and all things book-related. This year, for me, was no exception.

Tuesday 5th March saw two workshops on empathy at Roselands Primary School, Brixham. The children and staff at the school were enormously helpful teaching rude Duck some manners and they made some wonderfully imaginative duck puppets too, which were great for testing out our new found politeness. And for quacking with, too!

On Wednesday 6th March Dot and Duck visited the village of Marldon to see the children at Marldon Pre-School Playgroup. A big ‘thank you’ to key worker, Jane, for acting out rude Duck’s role in the story. And with such enthusiasm too! What a shame we didn’t take any photos. Here’s a duck puppet instead! The children listened beautifully to the story , ‘How Rude!’ is illustrated by Olivier Tallec.

We travelled further afield on Thursday 8th March to Polam School in Bedford. The children helped to fix a broken story rocket, which needed super settings, creative characters and problematic plots to glue it back together again! The children used what they knew about Space from their topic work. We then read Aerodynamics of Biscuits, illustrated by Sophia Touliatou, and tested the aerodynamics of a party ring, a chocolate finger and a custard cream to help us remember what that long word meant.

And on Friday 9th, Dot and Duck had their first ever author visit via Skype. Needless to say chaos ensued! Thankfully the children of Murdishaw West Community Primary School were on hand to show Dot and Duck how they should behave at a tea party. They really enjoyed the Q&A too!

Hoping your World Book Week was wonderful, too! Now to make plans for next year 🙂

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