My next batch of Summer Reading Challenge days has meant rather a lot of early mornings this week, starting on Saturday, when I visited 2 libraries in Stoke. Then on Monday I was in Lichfield and Tuesday was Derby - 8 libraries in all (phew!).
I have developed a new workshop idea for the Summer Reading Challenge, based on Dragon's Dinner, where we draw the dragon together, step by step:
They all did incredibly well, as the dragon is quite a complicated character, and children were obviously very pleased with themselves, which was lovely to see. A special 'well done!' to Henry in Lichfield, who was only 4!
This is me demonstrating how you draw characters running away from a dragon, by looking at how our body moves when we run:
By the way, this is the new dress I treated myself to in Covent Garden, during my daytrip to London last month, to see the Quentin Blake exhibition. What do you think?