I’ll be popping in on Monday to show you Bob and Gary, our giant African land snails. Are you ready for us? With thanks to Liz for organising our visit.
WATERSTONE’S, ALTON HIGH STREET
Hi! We’re in Waterstone’s, Alton, tomorrow afternoon between the hours of 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm. As we were given so many lovely baby giant African land snails recently, we’d like to give twenty away to the first twenty children who come through the bookshop door at 2.00 pm.
We’re also signing books if anyone would like copies of Snail Trail, Snails Don’t Burp!, Snail Park or The Secret Scroll, so do come along for your summer reading supplies.
Full care instructions will be given to those lucky enough to take away a beautiful snail in a little cup. You’ll also get a tiny bit of soil with the snail and a small piece of cucumber.
LAVANT C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
I’m looking forward with great excitement to Book Week in October and my visit to Lavant School. Bob and Gary, the two giant African land snails that accompany me on my visits, should still be awake by then, so get ready for a few surprises!
HERNE JUNIOR SCHOOL
Congratulations to the children who were gold reading award winners at Herne this year. It was lovely to meet you all in the library. I’d like to thank you all for being so careful with, and interested in, Bob and Gary, our two six-year old snails and to thank Mrs. Mary Pitt for making all the arrangements for my visit.
To Bridget – I picked up your story from Reception this morning and will read it soon. Who typed it all up? You? I’m loving the cover already!
Keep reading all of you over the summer and again, many congratulations on being gold award winners!
MANOR JUNIOR SCHOOL, COVE
How welcome I was made at this lovely school. With many thanks to GAT co-ordinator, Stephanie Torbet for arranging my visit, and to all the lovely children who came and had a look at Bob and Gary.
To the GAT children who attended the workshop, a massive thank you for all your enthusiasm and hard work. It was astonishing how much you achieved in such a short space of time. You came up with some lovely titles for stories and worked very hard on story plans, characters and chapter breakdowns. Awesome work!
ANSTEY JUNIOR SCHOOL
Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming to me this summer. I had a lovely time with the children talking about writing, where the inspiration came for our snail books and giving you some information on the lifecycle of African land snails. To everyone who had snails, hope they are all happy and very healthy; if you have any problems with the snails, just call me.
Hi to all the friends we made at the fete, in particular to Alice and Adele. I had a fabulous day with my little boy, George, who made some lovely new friends and managed to eat his way through the cake stall!
Best wishes to everyone for a great summer break. See you all again in September!