Thursday, 25 February 2010

Rhyme & Reason at Emmaus

We have a lovely, independent children's bookshop in Sheffield, called Rhyme and Reason. It's a pretty bijou space, but is stocked to the gills like an Aladdin's cave.

When I do school or festival events on my home turf, the owner, Richard Welsh, often supports me with a bookstall.

Yesterday, since we're in the run up to World Book Day, Richard arranged for me to visit Emmaus Primary School, where I spent the day telling stories and drawing on the flipchart for all the Y1 and Y2 children. They did some great drawings too!

At the end of the day, Richard set up a bookstall and I signed books and chatted to parents.

While I was there, a teacher from one of the morning's sessions brought me a lovely 'thank you' letter, signed by all the children. There was also a surprise package of drawings: portraits of me! You can see some here.



The 'thank you' note is rather lovely - it is good to be appreciated.

Gemma Luker said...

everytime i see a post like this it makes me wish i had had something like this at school!
Just to let you know I have given you an award! However please dont feel obligated to accept it x
Take care

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you Gemma - how lovely! I won't have time to pass it on for a while, as I am out almost round the clock this month, but will get to it when things calm down.

I know what you mean about 'our day' at school - the most exciting visitor ever was the fireman for fire safety advice!