Some more exciting news just came in: Class Two At The Zoo had been chosen to feature in a new ITV children's show: Bookaboo! From what I can gather, it sounds like a more modern take on the Jackanory idea, and will feature celebrities reading the stories.
Typically, there was some mix-up: Julia Jarman and I were not asked for permission when Class Two was originally chosen for the show. Last thing Thursday afternoon, somebody realised the mistake. I got an urgent call on my mobile in the middle of the day at Lower Meadow School. It was my agent desperately trying to sort it out, so they could go ahead. I felt very important!!
The show has been set up as part of the National Year of Reading, and for every celebrity taking part, 1000 books will be donated to children. I don't know too much more about it yet. I am assured that this time I'll be told when it's to be broadcast, so I might actually get to see it for once! I'll let you know when I know.
Because Bookaboo is linked to a charity, Julia and I will get no fee (although the celebrities are getting paid...) but it will be nevertheless be fantastic publicity, and it's an excellent cause. Watch this space!