What fabulous weekend at the Literature Festival. We had Tea with a Tiger and helped Charlie and Lola choose just ‘One Thing.’ Both ‘Book It’ events the Pre-Prep were sponsoring, which were completely sold out. The storytelling was fantastic and the children also enjoyed making Tiger masks and practising their counting with Storyteller, Ditsy Devon. After Ditsy had finished narrating ‘One Thing’, Charlie and Lola author and illustrator, Lauren Child, answered the children’s questions; one little girl asked if she would like to ride on a butterfly! Later on some of our lucky prize winners also had the chance to meet Lauren Child, who signed copies of her new book ‘One Thing,’ it was a fantastic day out.

The Literature Festival continues all next week including the Dean Close Discovery Trail. We hope some of you will visit the Dean Close tent and collect an “I am a Bookworm” balloon or Mrs Shelley’s Top Ten Tips for encouraging your little ones to read.